August 04, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: ATIP docs reveal StatsCan lied that Census “enthusiasm” led to website crash

Brian LilleyArchive

Remember in early May when we heard the Media Party tell us Canadians were so enthusiastic about going on-line to fill out their long form census they crashed the StatsCan website? Well, it turns out the truth is less exciting than the fiction they were selling us.

Watch as I show you what we found in documents obtained through an Access to Information request that prove Statscan’s problems were not a result of too much traffic.

The website had plenty of capacity to accommodate those Canadians who chose to go and complete the census rather than risk going to jail, but hey, why let facts get in the way of a good story?

The truth is out there if you’re willing to look but you just can’t trust the Media Party.

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commented 2016-08-05 14:35:55 -0400
The media lying is so commonplace we have come to expect it, but a government agency lying to the people of Canada is unconscionable and unforgivable.
commented 2016-08-05 03:18:49 -0400
Far from enthusiasm. Its the fear of being arrested. As for the crash, poorly written code.

StatsCan should do a survey as to whether Canadians are getting their money’s worth from government IT departments. Any IT person refusing to reply should be arrested. Fair is fair.
commented 2016-08-05 03:17:27 -0400
Jay when did that happen? Oh yeah , in your small mind.
commented 2016-08-04 23:18:11 -0400
It seems strange that the general public was not just co-operative, but enthusiastic to return to the full Canadian Census.

It befuddles the libertarian mind of so many of us.

Maybe we have to face the reality that Canadians are so cooperative and so compliant that we want government in our lives.

The common good seems to outweigh the individual liberty.
commented 2016-08-04 22:54:10 -0400
Peter it makes me wonder how anyone could be married to someone who works for the media party ,how could you trust someone who lies for a living?
commented 2016-08-04 21:08:31 -0400
The “Media Party” is so familiar with outright lying that they probably don’t even realise that they are lying anymore.

That is the problem with moral degradation. After a while, the moral degradation becomes the new norm and is accepted as good … and then the downward slide continues, being justified and accepted all along the way.
commented 2016-08-04 20:19:06 -0400
The term was popularised in United States by Mark Twain (among others), who attributed it to the British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”
commented 2016-08-04 19:14:14 -0400
Big surprise. The liberal government is such an insult to our intelligence. Trying to convince us that the sight crashed due to so many Canadians eagerness to give over all manner of personal information to the government.
It’s like the lie of the 98% participation rate. I don’t believe that number for a second. I sure would like to know what the real number was. I’d like the number for the long form separate from the number of those who filled out the short form. I bet there were record numbers of those who wouldn’t comply, just because of Justin’s pushy bad attitude.
That Wayne Smith fellow, the head statistician should be put out to pasture.
And now they want to change the Stats Can act to absolutely ensure compliance by all. The more they push the worse the response will be. There may be more people getting fined and even jailed(although that hasn’t happened…yet) but there will be defiance not compliance.
commented 2016-08-04 18:59:13 -0400
god the liberas lie? who knew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
commented 2016-08-04 18:56:03 -0400
I enthusiastically filled out the long form census…except facts while doing so was the last of my concerns.