Let us see whose fingers point best

The Minister pointed to Statistics Canada, only Statistics Canada wouldn’t, or couldn’t, explain anything. And so now anonymous sources tell Canadian Press a slightly different version of events.

Embattled Industry Minister Tony Clement says the decision to replace next year’s mandatory long census with a voluntary questionnaire stemmed from recommendations made to him by Statistics Canada. But multiple sources are telling The Canadian Press that is not exactly what happened. The sources say Statistics Canada made no recommendations and only came up with policy options because they were asked to do so by Clement.