Why Canada still needs a census in the age of data mining – Canada – CBC News

More on the ongoing controversy over cancellation of the mandatory census – more costly to taxpayers for less reliable and complete information, one of the more irresponsible decisions of the government. Sound and reliable knowledge and information is the basis for informed decision-making in all areas, whether economic, social, environmental, the public and private sectors.

A case where ideology trumped common sense, with a long-term impact.

Why Canada still needs a census in the age of data mining – Canada – CBC News.

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Andrew blogs and tweets public policy issues, particularly the relationship between the political and bureaucratic levels, citizenship and multiculturalism. His latest book, Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias, recounts his experience as a senior public servant in this area.

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