“Our feeling was that the change was to make a reasonable limit on what most Canadians felt was an intrusion into their personal privacy in terms of answering the longer form,” Erik Waddell, spokesman for Industry Minister Tony Clement, said Tuesday.
Bullshit. You sir, are a Liar. You're pandering to a minority, don't slander the rest of us to cover your political hide. Oh wait, you're a federal Conservative. That just goes with the territory.
For those Canadians that thought this was intrusive, I hope you never use Interac, Credit Cards, the Internet, Cell Phones, etc. Trust me, those "unaccountable" private corporate interests that provide those services have more data about you than anything collected by a government census form.
Anyway, back to my question. Is there any factual basis for castrating Statistics Canada?