Monday, August 9, 2010

Fraser Institute goes a bit off message on the census

The Fraser Institute has been one of the few major institutions to express actual approval of the Cons' plan to gut the census. Even right-leaning organizations like the C.D. Howe Institute and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business think it's a mistake. Alright, maybe they think the sun shines out Stephen Harper's arsehole or something. But then we find this (h/t Paul Wells and Kady O'Malley):
Toronto, Canada's longtime economic engine, may be stalling. According to recent census data, management positions within the city are declining and median income lags the national average. Is Toronto losing its status as Canada's business centre?
My bold. As O'Malley points out, the data they're using comes from the long form census. Not the best optics...

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