Friday, 23 July 2010

Stockwell Day's thoughts on the Census - He's not the brightest of the bunch

Tories try Hogan’s Heroes defence in census feud - The Globe and Mail
“We live in an information age where any 12-year-old kid can push any
button on the Internet and find out any information he or she wants
without threatening a citizen that they’re going to go to jail.”
- Stockwell Day

Okay Stock. Where do you think the information came from that the 12-year-old kid found? From the mandatory census long-form. Duh? Without this form being mandatory, the information Stats Canada collects and makes available will no longer be available/reliable. Someone has to collect reliable data first, before the data is available. Wikipedia is not some all-seeing all knowing entity. The information has to come from somewhere first.

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