Scary hypotheticals

As our John Geddes points out, one of the questions that most disturbs Tony Clement about the census has never actually been asked.

Undaunted, the Conservatives continued on Friday to insist Canadians not be made to answer it. And they are apparently equally concerned that Canadians might be made to tell the government how many toilets they own.

Here though is the 2006 census. Here is the 2001 census. And here is the 1996 census. A search of each shows no results for the word “toilet.” The only reference to “bathroom” is a note in each to exclude such when counting the number of rooms in one’s dwelling.

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