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So, how do Canadians like the return of the long form census

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#1 Chopperhed OFFLINE  

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Posted May 13, 2016 - 09:27 PM

I find it intrusive, invasive, and an invasion of my privacy. The government has no need or right to ask most of the questions they did.
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Posted May 13, 2016 - 10:46 PM

We responded with muskets and cannons. I remember a boat load of tea being made all at once if I remember correctly :-)
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Posted May 14, 2016 - 01:05 AM

I agree, Chopperhed. Who would have thought they could find so many alternatives to marital status? They listed five, as well as a separate category for common law. Anyone with a bit of imagination could probably come up with six or seven more variations and really curl their hair! And then to define your relationship to those you live with.... they list twelve possibilities, and then leave a space to write in, are you ready for this, "other relationship - specify". It goes on and on in the same vein, and you're right, highly invasive, and no body's business.


To further make my day, I also get to complete the agricultural form as well. They wanted me to do it on line, but I made them send me the hard copy. Told them that I'm old and don't trust the security of computers with such vital information of national concern. Let them put that in their pipes and smoke it, lol.   :shoot2:  :mad2:   :firejumper:  :(

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Posted May 14, 2016 - 02:19 AM

I'm not from Canada but understand your concern , that does sound a bit much , I know I'd be angry ...  However we live in a different world today, I think your country is trying to protect its citizens by making sure who's in it. I don't think they care about your trivial matters, although it is an invasion of privacy ,  the government has a nation to protect you saw what happened to us while we were sleeping.....I'd rather err on the side of caution

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Posted May 14, 2016 - 05:44 AM

They already know all this info. And it not every household that gets the long version. So what's the good of that. It's just another make work project for government workers.

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Posted May 14, 2016 - 05:53 AM

I got the long form too...........I filled it out to the best of my knowledge, which wasnt too hard.....BUT, then I'm an average middle aged white guy, married to a woman, own my home, pay my taxes etc......So, basically I am of no interest to our government

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Posted May 14, 2016 - 06:49 AM

At my past job, once a year we were to fill out a form that asked among other things, our race. One of the guys was adopted, so every year, he was something different.

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Posted May 14, 2016 - 07:44 AM

Just another way to establish ABSOLUTE control

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Posted May 14, 2016 - 07:53 AM

We lucked out and got the short form. I don't like the long form one at all. Seems a bit too much prying into income etc. I worry about them passing info to CRA or CSIS even though that is not supposed to happen. 

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Posted May 14, 2016 - 07:57 AM

During our last census, a census taker showed up at our door. With a big smile, I asked how much the temp position payed. When that person responded, I laughed and said it seemed awfully low for such a dangerous position. When they looked confused, I told them they were on private property and had ten seconds to get off it.
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