More Media on Political Gerrymandering of the Census

Here is the latest on Media pick-up on cuts to the Census. I am sure I have missed some, and may even have repeated one or two. Please do not hesitate to send more or to point out errors.

  • Global News: Federal report ignores census questionnaire privacy concerns
  • The Progressive Economics Forum: Stephen Harper’s New BFF and Rolling Thunder Census Review
  • Ottawa Citizen: No privacy concerns in census feedback report: Top bureaucrats call for Tories to rethink decision to scrap mandatory long questionnaire
  • Pundits Guide: How the Census is Used in Canadian Elections and Census
  • Liberal Senate Forum: 2011 Census
  • Ottawa Citizen: Change in census law could affect city planning: Federal government plans to make long form voluntary
  • Genealogy in Time: Canada Alters Format of Future Censuses
  • MaCleans: Libertarian if necessary, but not necessarily libertarian
  • Toronto Star: Tory census changes get static from statisticians
  • Canadian Press: Anti-census crusader unsatisfied with change
  • Association of Municipalities of Ontario: Ontario Municipalities Concerned About Recent Federal Census Decision
  • Metropolis British Columbia: An Open Letter from the Canadian Network of Metropolis Centers Canada should keep its Census mandatory and maintain its status as a public resource
  • Letter to the Editor Globe and Mail: Information blackout

    The long form of the census is the source of the most accurate information about the rate and depth of poverty in Canada. This is especially true of after-tax poverty measures, estimates for particular population groups and for small provinces and municipalities. This information is essential evidence for policy development. Is the government trying to hide information about poverty?

  • Toronto Star: Travers: Census change latest move in PM’s dumbing down of Canada
  • Media for Social Change: 2011 Census’ Theatre of Fears
  • Canada online: Base Canadian Government Policy on Facts
  • Canadian Economics Association Open Letter to Clement about the Census Cut
  • Troy Media: Why the census matters
  • CARL Opinion Survey: scroll down or go directly”>Statistics Canada – Census 2011 Changes : Opinion Survey to the survey here
  • Inside Toronto: Toronto council calls federal census decision ‘shortsighted’ Long form document provides critical information for city planning: councillor
  • MaCleans ‘You try to limit the amount of state coercion that you have’
  • BR Newsletter: 2011 Census Long Form – Don’t take my DA away!
  • Rural Ontario Institute: Changes to the 2011 Census Raise Concern
  • Globe and Mail: Ottawa should come to its census: Stop dogging Statscan
  • Montreal Gazette: Clement says census decision stands despite data concerns
  • Globe and Mail: Census revamp prompts debate over the right to reliable data Crowds of people walk in front of Union Station in Toronto. For The Globe and Mail Business community attacks change that makes long-form survey voluntary
  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities: Letter to Tony Clement’s Office
  • Le Devoir: Les scientifiques crient à la catastrophe Ayant mis la hache dans le recensement obligatoire, le gouvernement est encore accusé de privilégier l’idéologie au détriment de la science
  • City of Calgary Economic Development Authority: WHY THE CENSUS MATTERS
  • Radio Canada: Émission Le Téléjournal sur RDI, Diffusé 2010/07/07 à 21 h 14 Les Changement aux methodes de recensement de la population canadienne suscitent des reactions negatives
  • CBC News: Census: Is it an invasion of privacy?
  • CBC: Don’t cut long census form: Liberals
  • Worthwhile Canadian Initiative: 2011*
  • Epoch Times: Critics Fume over Census Decision Mandatory long-form scrapped, replaced with voluntary questionnaire
  • MaCleans: ‘The death of smart government
  • The Black Hole: Federal Government Scrapping The Census Long-Form: What Will It Mean for Evidence-Based Policy?
  • Liberal Senate Forum: 2011 Census
  • Le Devoir: Des stats qui comptent
  • Globe and Mail: Census revamp prompts debate over the right to reliable data
  • Globe and Mail: Why you should care about the sudden demise of the mandatory long census form
  • CBC Podcast on As it Happens: Census
  • Liberals: Liberals will make long census mandatory unless Conservatives reverse decision to scrap it
  • MaCleans: Census squabble: weak arguments shouldn’t have even worse foundations
  • Toronto Star: Travers: Census change latest move in PM’s dumbing down of Canada
  • Maclean’s: Former StatsCan head slams census decision by Tories
  • Maclean’s: Alarm on cuts to detailed census questionnaire spreads to business groups
  • Canadian Council on Policy Alternatives: CCPA Senior Economist calls Statistics Canada’s census decision “senseless”
  • Montreal Gazette: Canadians must be able to count on Statistics Canada Information allows us to make informed decisions
  • MaCleans: When ministers of the crown tweet
  • The Vancouver Sun: Canada needs its citizens to stand up and be counted
  • The Toronto Star: Tory census changes get static from statisticians
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