Podcast
Redeye Collective | A private member's bill to bring back the long-form census has reinvigorated discussion about the importance of statistics for effective government.
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David Macdonald | How can we have an accurate picture of what's happening in Canada when we're actively and deliberately excluding some of the poorest parts of our country from our basic statistics?
Columnists
Hennessy's Index | The federal government scrapped Canada's mandatory long-form census in 2010, replacing it with a voluntary survey.
Columnists
Rick Salutin | Last week the census came out, begetting the usual flurry of analysis. But I was more intrigued by an Ipsos worldwide survey on happiness, which they've been "tracking" since 2007.
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Am Johal | The debate over the long form census continues. If the Conservatives choose a voluntary survey and access information through other means, what will the civil liberties implications be?
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Frances Russell | Killing the long-form compulsory census simultaneously rallies the Conservatives' 'Tea Party North' libertarian base, and feeds into the other cuts he's wanted all along.
Columnists
Rick Salutin | It's as if the population chose to focus on the long-form census, rather than the crime and fear agenda. They didn't take the bait and they used the census ruckus as a way of changing the subject.
Columnists
Duncan Cameron | Who would have expected Stephen Harper to be so foolhardy? As of Monday, 272 national organizations and prominent individuals are listed as opposing his move to dump the long-form questionnaire.
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Tyler McCreary | A month past the G8/G20 police abuses, the Conservatives are defending civil liberties from the census. Although protest is unwelcome in the streets, we can now feel safe in the privacy of our homes.
News
Simon Enoch | Virtually alone in the growing outrage over the federal government's decision to scrap the long-form mandatory census, the Fraser Institute threw its support behind the government's decision.
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Alheli Picazo | In an astonishing display of incompetence, and a complete disregard for the facts, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is forging ahead with plans to scrap the mandatory long form census.
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Gary Shaul | Harper has backed down. Here's the new mandatory long form census.