Here’s the media round-up from over the weekend and today’s press. You will note almost all the stories are against the Harper decision to cut the Census long-form questionnaire.
However the push-back-in-print has begun. Clark’s piece from the Province [BC] is an ode to libertarianism, and Ditchburn’s story for CP, “Census consensus among Conservatives”, offers some insights on where this thinking comes from, but oddly shows that there is no consensus among Conservative thinkers in Canada.
Overwhelmingly, though, the country is not amused with this decision, including people in Harper’s home constituency, Calgary.
Freedom from the census busybodies feels great (Province, July 12)
Also on Friday (July 9) Lorne Gunter blogged on the topic on the National Post’s Full Comment site.
Final thought – CONGRATULATIONS TO SPAIN!!!