I don’t give a rat’s ass about this issue, honestly. I didn’t even know people were talking about it. Yawn.
I wasn’t going to fill out the census, long or short.
But Ezra Levant is always worth quoting, right? Here’s his Sun column:
I was never charged with an offence under the Statistics Act, though I had a first-rate lawyer lined up to defend me pro bono if that happened. Instead, I was just pestered by a cascade of increasingly senior census takers who just didn’t understand why I didn’t want to tell them my race and ethnicity. (…)
In the end they let me go. I wonder if I would have been convicted if they did charge me — probably. I don’t know if I’d take such a stand again today, or if I would do what tens of thousands of other Canadians do: like jamming the system by telling the government they’re not black or white or Jewish or Somali. They’re jedi knights. (Congrats to the Western Standard team for the great website idea and quick execution.)