May 11, 2016
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How to Make Poor People Disappear (Census Edition)
Sex and the census, how the last government made poor people disappear and bailing out Bombardier.

People are ecstatic that the government is forcing them to fill out paperwork.

David Hulchanski, a professor at University of Toronto, tells us how 2011 voluntary National Household Survey messed up his research and made Canada look more equal than it was.

Dillon Black from the community group Queering613 talks about issues for trans and gender non-binary people in the census.

And why is the government considering giving a billion dollars to a company owned mostly by one family? We hear from Mike Moffatt, assistant professor at the Ivey Business School at Western University and Aaron Wudrick, federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

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