Interesting stuff! Then CTV has on an explosive report last night. Stats Canada refuses to include drug offences and drug crime in its compilation for these critical numbers. You'd have to live in a chipmunk hole not to know the way crime is driven by drugs in Canada. Who are they to decide what should and shouldn't be included in key index numbers?
Interesting here too (the latter section): http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2004/...ugs040223.html
The agency is already reeling from criticism across the country from seniors and pensioners who accuse Stats Can of deliberately understating inflation numbers so as to assuage government gate keepers. The org has its patent response: it follows international precepts and ignores food and energy as core rate components. That hasn't placated their critics who icily reply that core rates govern many wage and pension increases across the country and are supposed to reflect the true changes in cost of living, not Stats Canada's bias.
With the crime rate subterfuge fully public, maybe it's time for Stats Canada to be either read the riot act or be wound down.