Oh no. This isn't going to be easy eh? It hurts. But I have to admit that when I called Tony Clement Oh My
Because any man who starts his day by declaring that Statistics Canada will henceforth be known as the Con Ministry of Convenient Facts and Useful Disinformation.
And denies that there is a...um...a problem.
Q: Is there tension between you and Mr. Sheikh?
A: I had a good chat with him last Friday and he has been in constant contact with my office and with [the Privy Council Office]. I believe we are working together to do what Statscan is supposed to do, which is provide data in a way that is pursuant to the legislation and pursuant to government policy to the best of its ability.
Q: So is the relationship strained?
A: I wouldn't call it that. No.
And then this happens .
Is clearly suffering from more than terminal idiocy. He's losing his grip on reality. And this doesn't help.
The government made this decision because we do not believe Canadians should be forced, under threat of fines, jail, or both, to disclose extensive private and personal information. We believe it is not appropriate to compel citizens to divulge how many bedrooms they have in their houses or what time they leave for work in the morning.
I mean REALLY. What is the dumb Clementine babbling about?
Why is he so obsessed about the bedrooms of the nation? What does he have against urban planning? And does he really think the aliens want to know what time we leave for work so they can kidnap us...and probe us with their pointy things ?
And what about those weird tweets?
Are they really on the internet? Or are they in his head?
Is his head buried up his ass? Or in the sand? Like an ostrich.
Clement’s rigid proselytizing in favour of the determined right not to know would be rib-cracking laughable if it weren’t so bone-headed ideological.
Or is he just hearing his master's voice? The sinister hum of Stephen Harper commanding him to gut the census, because he wants to feed his rabid base.
And he's KRAAAAAAAZY too...
Because Harper WAS the one who gave the order, and now he's going to pay for it.
If he backs down he looks like an idiot or a weakling. Which can be fatal for a tin pot dictator.
If he doesn't he looks like a MANIAC.
Golly. I don't know anything about statistics eh? But if I was betting that Harper is going to come out of this one badly.
I'd LOVE those odds...