Expect unholy lights and Tophetic wails from behind the Centre Block.
"Pursuant to new advice from the new chief statistician, as well as our own government's desire to do the right thing, we are migrating two questions over to the short-term census," Clement said Wednesday in an interview with the CBC's Evan Solomon.
The 2011 census will now include the following questions, with the second one as a two-parter:
- Can this person speak English or French well enough to conduct a conversation?
- What language does this person speak most often at home? Does this person speak any other languages on a regular basis at home?
A francophone group had asked a Federal Court to seek an injunction against the Conservative government's move to scrap the mandatory long-form census, arguing it contravened the Official Languages Act.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
We'll know Ἔρεβος or whatever incubus of the abyss he serves has recalled him to explain this small show of weakness: