Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Mr. Sheikh writes:
I want to take this opportunity to comment on a technical statistical issue which has become the subject of media discussion. This relates to the question of whether a voluntary survey can become a substitute for a mandatory census.

It can not.
Who are we to believe, the chief statistician of the country or a Conservative government that wouldn't know the truth if it bit it in the ass?

Update: Strangely enough, this gives Tumblin Tony an out, if only Harper allows it. He can say, "We understood that Stats Can had no problems with the volunteer survey, but I guess that was incorrect. We will give this a second look." However, the base is now stirred over this story and there may be no way for the Harperites to back down now without loss of face, among the faithful (read the comments to this story for their reactions.).
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1 comment:

  1. You know, as much the Liberals deserve criticism for failing to stand up to the Harper government effectively, the only person who is truly lacking in integrity and personal conviction is the typical Conservative cabinet minister.