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OTTAWA—The new Liberal government announced the reinstatement of the long-form census shortly after taking office. Nixed in 2010, the 61-question form is seen as invasive by opponents. However, proponents say it will provide much-needed information on Canadians, leading to better government.
Below is a sample of some questions you will be legally obligated to answer.
- Are you currently, or have you ever, shoveled snow onto a neighbor’s driveway?
- Do you put ketchup on your KD?
- Finish the sentence. Maple syrup is to Canada as Justin Trudeau is to _______.
- How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
- If you found $20 on the street, would you spend it on poutine? Or spend eight hours asking everyone in the vicinity if it was theirs?
- Are you married? Would you like to be married? Can I call you?
- Do you speak any language other than French or English, excluding Klingon?
- What would be the most offensive racial slur someone could call you?
- Do you have a University degree in something other than communications?
- Do you spend more time cleaning house or watching Netflix?
- Do you spend more hours at work or watching Netflix?
- Do you make enough money to be a home owner in Toronto or Vancouver?
- How much of your earnings did you fail to claim on your income tax last year? If you answered more than $0, please see attached revenue form.