Chief statistician at StatsCan, Wayne Smith, has resigned claiming that he’s lost his independence due to a decision that all departments will use a shared computer system. Has he forgotten that he’s a public servant?
He wanted a completely separate system for his department while the rest of government used a shared system.
I told you a while ago that Smith was on a mission to get more power for Statistics Canada all while demanding less oversight from Parliament.
I guess he just found out that everyone has a boss after all, including him.