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All Canadians are not counted equally

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Two white Canadians refused to fill out their 2006 census form, in protest over the fact that the company crunching the numbers — Lockheed Martin — also does military contracting.

Meanwhile, 35 000 natives also refused to fill out the census, presumably because they couldn’t be arsed.

Guess which ones are being hauled into court by the feds? Here’s what the officials in charge had to say:

Asked why Ms. Findley and Mr. Stelmach were being charged while a large number of natives were not, Mr. Morrison explained that a small number of reserves refused to allow Statistics Canada access to their communities.

“The bottom line is that you can’t prosecute a community when you don’t have access to that community,” he said.

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