Our patron saint of Jetski writes:
If you are among the groups of people who are demanding this free info I have a question for you based on past ‘quizzes’. Do you think it is right that you can threaten your neighbour with jail time if she doesn’t tell you if she has mental issues or not? Or who does what chores in the house?
Or whether she is a Jew or not? Don’t you find that one even a little bit chilling?
I know Stockwell has difficulty chewing gum and walking at the same time, but this is too stupid for words. Census data is aggregated. Census data is not free. You cannot find out information about individuals, and even if the data is such that looking at the sub tracts would allow you to make an educated guess about a particular individual, Statscan won’t release it.
This man was once a party leader. He’s held important cabinet positions. He doesn’t understand things.
First, as far as the uproar, it’s not exactly deafening here in the sun drenched Okanagan and Nicola Valleys.
You’ve lost my Dad, a life-long Tory who used to financially contribute. The polls, they are a tumblin’
Update: How did I miss this?
“We live in an information age where any 12-year-old kid can push any button on the Internet and find out any information he or she wants without threatening a citizen that they’re going to go to jail.”
The internet is made of magic.