Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Illogic To the N'th Degree

No one is asking the central question of the census debate. Why is the government making the long form census voluntary (thus making its statistics dubious at best) and yet is keeping the agricultural census mandatory (with the requisite threats of fines and jail time for non-compliance)? My suspicion is it comes down to the fact that the Conservatives want accurate information for farmers, since they are a core constituency of the Party, but are completely uninterested in accurate information about women, the poor and natives. Regardless, it would have been interesting if someone had thought to ask Tony Clement why it is ok to threaten farmers with prosecution, but not other people?
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