2 thoughts on “STATSCAN’s stumble: a possible explanation

    1. Hey Beij

      Could of been the government’s outsourcing, but is probably the first example of Harper’s austerity program:

      “Nearly half of Statistics Canada’s 5000 employees were notified in April 2012 that their jobs might be eliminated as part of austerity measures imposed by the federal government in the 2012 Canadian federal budget.[24] The 2,300 employees will undergo a process to determine which ones are not impacted, which are eliminated and which are given early retirement or put in new positions.[25] The government cuts will reduce the amount of information StatCan produces and may result in data collection and processing services being contracted out.”

      By the time he leaves office (Oct 2015) we probably won’t know how many people live in the country

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