Category Archives: Canadian Politics
The months-long debate over the mandatory long-form census could move forward tomorrow, as the Opposition will vote on a motion put forward by the Liberals in the Commons. According to The Globe and Mail, the motion is as follows:
“That the House calls on the Government of Canada to re-instate immediately the Long-form Census; and given that no person has ever been imprisoned for not completing the census, the House further calls on the government to introduce legislative amendments to the Statistics Act to remove completely the provision of imprisonment from Section 31 of the Act in relation to the Long-form Census, the Census of Population, and the Census of Agriculture.”
A story surfaced about three hours ago on the Internet, and has already garnered quite a bit of attention. As part of his tour of the North, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was documented riding an ATV in Tuktoyaktuk, NWT.
You can watch the video here, c/o the Toronto Sun‘s David Akin.
What’s really getting the media’s attention is his response to a cheeky question as to whether he has a licence: “I make the rules.”