May 212016
 

Canadians continue to arrive on this blog with questions about the Census and StatsCan Surveys. Thanks to the student Brad.  The Q&A with him is helpful to others.  My Reply follows his question: (February) The crux of the problem is this; we do have a centralized statistical agency and a large part of academia states that […]

Feb 062016
 

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS     (My replies are italicized) STUDENT FROM PHILOSOPHY CLASS,  TRUTH AND PROPAGANDA (Reference  “Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion”, by Professor Randal Marlin) RE your statement:    former Chief Statistician agrees with the premise of your second reason (Charter Right to Privacy). He states that while the mandatory collection of personal information is in […]

Jan 242016
 

Liberal Commitment to the Charter of Rights and Freedom: Prime Minister J Trudeau mandated Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould (Attorney General): … You are expected to ensure that the rights of Canadians are protected, that our work demonstrates the greatest possible commitment to respecting the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and that our government seeks to fulfill […]

Jan 242016
 

January 9,  after reading news reports like 2016-01-07 Statistics Canada Ready To Deliver Long-Form Census For 2016,  having had no success with Ministers Responsible for the Census, for Democratic Institutions and for Charter Rights, I phoned one of the two Parliamentary Secretaries to the Minister of Justice.  The attendant who answered the phone was attentive.  We discussed;  I followed up […]

Nov 092015
 

UPDATE:  the reply from the Minister’s Office, and my response are appended. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – (Versions of this sent to Minister of Democratic Institutions (Maryam Monsef) and Privacy Commissioner) Dear Jody Wilson-Raybould, It is truly wonderful that you are the […]

Nov 072015
 

Janet asked:    What’s your take . . . = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = It’s probably crazy to expect that anything can be done at this stage (census long form). NONETHELESS, I sent e-communications to […]

Nov 062015
 

(Deletions made in order to keep the posting more focused.) – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, . . .  (Congratulations . […]

Nov 052015
 

Note:  italicized bold text is a link to more information. Submitted by Sandra Finley to Minister Navdeep Bains November 5, 2015  MANDATORY CENSUS LONG FORM You have taken on a Minefield.   You should know the lay of the land. In 2003-2004, related to upcoming 2006 Census, thousands of Canadians protested to the Government over the […]

Mar 072015
 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/anti-terror-bill-powers-excessive-canadas-privacy-commissioner-says/article23325129/   NOTE:  if you are supportive of what the Privacy Commissioner says, you might take a minute – – go to the above URL and enter a simple, short message, that’s all it takes.   Daniel Therrien needs to be known and supported – – Harper will not like what he wrote. UPDATE:  Daniel Therrien […]