The long form long list

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce dips a toe in the pool of concern.

“We supported the previous system because it provided Canadian businesses with accurate statistical data to use in their planning,” Kathryn Anderson, director of communications with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, said in an e-mail. “If the government proceeds to make completion of the long form voluntary, we will want to see what measures it will implement to ensure that the data generated by the census are comprehensive and reliable.”

For those of you scoring at home, you can add the town of Smith Falls to the list of those opposed, alongside provincial governments in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Prince Edward Island, representatives from the United Way, Canadian Labour Congress, Toronto Board of Trade, Canadian Nurses Association and Canadian Public Health Association, city officials in Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer, Ottawa city councilformer clerk of the Privy Council Alex Himelfarbthe chief economist of the Greater Halifax Partnershipthe French Language Services Commissioner of Ontariothe executive director of the Société franco-manitobaine, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Associationthe Quebec Community Groups Networkthe president of the CD Howe Institutethe Canadian Council on Social Developmentthe Association of Municipalities of Ontario, the director of Toronto Public Health, Mr. Census, the Statistical Society of Canadathe Federation of Canadian Municipalitiesthe Inuit Tapiriit Kanatamithe Canadian Marketing Associationthe Canadian Federation of Francophone and Acadian Communitiesthe Executive Council of the Canadian Economics Associationthe director of the Prentice Institute at the University of Lethbridgethe senior economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternativesthe Canadian Institute of Plannersthe Canadian Association for Business Economics, the co-chairman of the Canada Census CommitteeAncestry.cathe Canadian Association of University Teachers and the former head of Statistics Canada. Not to mention, the man who was, until last night, Canada’s chief statistician.

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