The former Chief Statistician, Ivan Fellegi, who served Canada for 51 years, cannot identify any census in any country that is voluntary. From time immemorial, such is the nature of Census taking.
Thus far there are only two people on public record in Canada taking a public stand against the Census and it is not because of the questions on the Census long-form; it is because of the involvement of Lockheed Martin. More to come on this in a future post.
Is the Minister basing his publicly policy decision, affecting millions of business, service agency and government decisions across the country, on the complaints of two people? Is this how cabinet decisions are made by this government?