Golly. I just LOVE it when the geniuses in the MSM tell you what I already told you.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper decided at the end of December to scrap the mandatory long-form census despite being told by Statistics Canada officials that important data would likely be lost or impaired as a result.
He considered going further by making the whole census voluntary, people familiar with what transpired have revealed.
The decision to gut the census came from Stephen Harper not Tony Clement.
And the dumb idea had nothing to do with most of the wild theories bobbing around in the blogosphere. And everything to do with the Con libertarians, and the boob Maxime Bernier.
At a cabinet meeting at least 18 months ago, then-foreign affairs minister Maxime Bernier – who has assumed a lead role in defending the government’s long-form decision – proposed major cuts to Statscan based on ideological libertarianism. The Prime Minister was reported to be supportive (while then-clerk of the Privy Council Kevin Lynch was not).
Just like I told you.
Oh BTW...did you know that Maxie once worked for this powerful right-wing/libertarian business group?
The Fraser Institute of Quebec. And so did she.
So now you know where she's coming from eh? What a small world.
And of course you know all about the
Stephen Harper seeks to diminish or destroy the Liberal Party to replace them with the Conservatives as Canada’s default choice for government. His greatest challenge is to dismantle the modern welfare state. If it can’t be measured, future governments can’t pander. I imagine that Stephen Harper’s view, Canada should be a country of individual initiative, not one of collective dependence “justified” through the collection of data.
The one I've been warning about for FOUR years; i.e. when Stephen Harper said he was going to change Canada beyond recognition he meant he was going to rip its guts out with his TEETH.
So now I guess you want to know what Tony Clement is going to say tomorrow when he appears before a parliamentary committee.
Oh well. That one's easy. He's going to say it was all the fault of his staff. And that he's an almost hero.
Oompa Loompa. How do I do it? I amaze myself.
Answer: Because I'm a genius eh?
Disguised as an IDIOT.
And I know a