Saturday, July 17, 2010

Census time.

Well, it's not time for the census now, but it will be next year.

I've heard rumblings about Steve and the Cons wanting to change parts of the census, and I thought, "Big whoop, who cares?"

Turns out that (a.) I was a moron to think it didn't matter, and (b.) the proposed change is a great deal bigger than Steve would have you believe.

Read for yourself...
  1. Haroon Siddiqui's article in the Star — he and I don't normally see eye-to-eye on stuff, but on this one he's right on target
  2. Matt Blair's summary and views of his own — he puts it pretty well, so why waste space on the Internet duplicating it?
Jesus, I hate the Conservatives. Can we PLEASE have a Lib-NDP coalition to unseat these fucks?

And now, for something completely different.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The comment about Harper hating StatsCan is both absurd in its totality and yet completely believable.

Also, this consequence is upsetting:

"So also academics who, besides being upset at losing the continuity of data, worry that they — and Canadian textbooks on economics, statistics, sociology, etc. — would end up using American data for classroom teaching."