Well as Tony Clement prepares to go before a Parliamentary Committee to claim he's the master of his
Industry Minister Tony Clement says Statistics Canada staff never told him it was a bad idea to make the long-form census voluntary.
But only looks like even more of a boob. Just SMALLER.
Out of the bushes comes the Boob from the Beauce claiming it was always a bad idea.
Why in the world should peaceful and honest citizens be threatened in this way if they refuse to answer questions about how many hours of unpaid housework or yard work they did the previous week, who pays for what in their household, how many bedrooms there are in their home and if it needs minor or major repairs?
While conveniently forgetting all those telegrams of support he claims he received, but somehow managed to lose. Or this new poll.
The federal government has argued that the long form census is intrusive and Canadians should not be forced to answer it. Only one-in-four Canadians (24%) agree with this assessment, while a large majority (58%) think the long form census yields data that is important to make policy decisions in all areas of public service, and should remain mandatory.
But then as Paul Wells reminds us, the Boob from the Beauce has been trying to kill the Census for a long long time.
Two years ago I was told, by a senior public servant and by a former employee in Maxime Bernier’s political office, that the randy MP from the Beauce had taken a particular dislike to the work of Statistics Canada when he was named industry minister in 2006.
So now the plot thickens. We know the decision came from Harper, we know it's probably a sop to the libertarians and others in his rabid base. But did he really get the idea from the libertarian idiot Bernier? The guy who hopes to succeed him. And wouldn't it be funny if Clement who apparently opposed the move, ended up paying for his leadership rival's mistake?
Not that it really matters eh? All we need to remember is what the Cons are trying to do. Destroy Canada as we know and love it. And plunge us into the darkness of ignorance.
When it’s over, and the jackboot of the state has finally been pried from the neck of the law-abiding taxpayer, we’ll wonder how we ever put up with such pervasive tyranny. We’ll be 33 million people living in liberty. Give or take a few million.
So do I agree with Wells that half the Con cabinet should be fired? Absolutely NOT.
I say multiply that by two boobs, and fire the whole lot.
I mean do we really want to be known as a nation of paranoid rednecks and
I didn't think so.
Tony, Tony, kiss my
Have a great weekend everyone...