16 May 2006

Canada's Unusual 2006 Census

Quote for the day:

“I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.”
Garrison Keillor
Author and Radio Host
(1942 - )


Photo credit: Count Me Out

Did you realize that we are outsourcing our Census software to Lockheed Martin which well may be moving us further down the road of deep integration with the United States.

The Free Trade agreement forces the Canadian Government to accept bids from US and US-owned companies. To save a few dollars by outsourcing part of the Census, Statistics Canada has facilitated the disgraceful spectacle of a US-owned Lockheed Martin subsidiary being involved with the May 2006 Canada Census.

A recent issue of the CCPA Monitor lists Lockheed Martin as one of the 10 Worst Corporations in the World (the same issue sees no problem with Lockheed Martin (Canada) being involved in our Census.

Lockheed Martin (Canada) is headquartered in Kanata, Ontario with employees, who work mainly on military-related projects.

Links:

Raging Grannies of Ottawa
Raging Grannies of Vancouver
Census of Canada
Canada's Census outsourced to Lockheed Martin
Canadian LGBT Rights Group: Census Question 'Denigrates' Gays

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