Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Death of Evidence Rally

I should have posted this much earlier, but better late than never.  I'll be attending the Regina
Death of Evidence Rally to protest Mr. Harper's policy towards science research (you have no idea how much restraint I've shown in this sentence).  Of particular concern to actuaries are

  1. The cancellation of the mandatory long form census form, which invalidated the entire long form census.  This was nothing short of petty ideology aimed at satisfying a very small minority of right wing conservative faithful (check Stats Can's figures on how many complains have been received on the long form).  I am a member of no less than 3 groups who wrote to the Harper government decrying this move (the CIA, CAUT and the U of R).
  2. Budget cuts (more precisely a gutting) of Stats Canada.

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