Northern Gaijin reports that the Conservatives both in the US and in Canada are waging a battle against the Statistical Abstract and the Census:
The right wing demagogues have won or should I say the Obama Whitehouse has capitulated and this is the last year for the Statistical Abstract of the United States as well as the American Census bureau having decided to shut six of its 12 regional centers at an eventual annual saving of $15 million to $18 million. . . This is similar to the situation in Canada where the Conservative government made the truncated version of the long census form voluntary.
What I don’t understand is why the Conservatives in both countries are so anti-census. Can anybody explain?