Canadians also rate protecting privacy far ahead of Stats Canada’s dubious claim that they need the data to understand ‘consumer trends.’
A new Nanos Research poll shows the vast majority of Canadians oppose the effort by the Trudeau government-controlled Statistics Canada to take our financial information without permission.
55% oppose the data grab, and 19% somewhat oppose it.
By contrast, just 9% say they support it, while 14% somewhat oppose it.
Combined, that’s 74% against the theft of our info, and just 23% supporting it.
Additionally, the majority of Canadians in all provinces and among all age groups oppose it.
Yet, Trudeau is standing against the vast majority of Canadians, and continues to defend the data grab – spitting in the face of democracy, privacy, and the rights of Canadian Citizens.
The survey also shows Canadians firmly rejecting Stats Canada’s justifications for the data steal.
Stats Canada says they need the data to understand ‘consumer trends,’ but when asked whether understanding consumer trends or ‘protecting the privacy of the financial data of Canadians’ should be the priority, 64% said protecting privacy matters most.
Just 24% said understanding consumer trends was most important, while 12% said they were unsure.
So again, a clear majority of Canadians reject what Stats Canada is doing, and reject the excuse Stats Canada is using to try and justify it.
Justin Trudeau and the Liberals are supposed to serve the Canadian People, so they should be listening to what Canadians are saying, and shut down the data grab entirely, but they’re doing exactly the opposite.
At this point, it’s clear that the Liberals have no intention of listening to Canadians.
That’s why the Conservatives should go beyond criticizing the government (which they should keep doing), and propose legislation that bans Stats Canada from ever accessing that information.
If Stats Canada feels their info isn’t good, that should never give them the right to take our info without asking us. If they can’t do their job with voluntary info, then too bad for them.
In a free country, citizens should be able to protect our personal information, and the government should help us protect it, not try to take it without our permission.
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