Whatever his concerns about previous efforts “to force Canadians to divulge detailed personal information under threat of prosecution,” Tony Clement did still, at last report, “strongly encourage” Canadians to participate in the new voluntary survey. Conservative MP David Tilson is not so encouraged.
“I’ve completed the long-form in the past and quite frankly, I don’t know why the government needs to know all that information about people,” Tilson said. “If the government sends the (new) survey to me, I won’t be completing it. Because it’s voluntary, I have no reason to be completing it.”