Sent: July 23, 2010 7:46 AM
To: Poilievre, Pierre – M.P.
I would like to ensure that I take a moment to let you know (as you are my member of parliament) my opinion regarding the census. I strongly feel that the census should remain as is and not change from mandatory to voluntary.
The long form is a critical source of information about diversity, employment, income, education and other characteristics of Canadians. It is essential to business, research, planning and good public policies and programs. Stakeholders ranging from the business community, to university researchers to social justice advocates are raising their voices to oppose this move.