Fed government is wasting our money

Statistics Canada recently mailed out a census survey for all of us to complete and, by law, it’s mandatory to be returned every five years.

To the editor:

Statistics Canada recently mailed out a census survey for all of us to complete and, by law, it’s mandatory to be returned every five years.

Then, on May 30, 2011 a 2011 National Household Survey was mailed to 33 per cent of our population in English and French, to be completed and returned voluntarily. I was recently informed that we will receive reminder notices for the voluntary completion of the survey.

Some of the 55 questions are an invasion of our privacy and one would be reluctant in providing an answer.

We are in economical restraint and attempting a recovery, although the government continues to keep on spending as follows.

Number of forms mailed :

• 12 to 13 million

Number of employees hired:

• Enumerators—29,000

• Crew members‚ 2,000 to 3,000

• Central control station—2,000

• Salaries—$20 plus per hour for three months.

What a ridiculous additional waste of our monies, paper and trees. This must be part and parcel of job creation?

P. Anutooshkin,

Kelowna

 

Kelowna Capital News