My other question is about the long-form census questionnaire. I questioned the minister on this topic last Tuesday.
In the business world, just as in the scientific community, people are concerned about the changes made to the census. Businesses feel that they are the losers, quite simply. They say that this could have repercussions on market studies. When you want to open somewhere, you look at the household income levels in the area, as well as the social and economic components. That is what Martine Hébert pointed out, and she is a spokesperson for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business have concerns about this. And yet the minister refuses to change the census. Given these facts, how are you going to be able to calm the fears of SMEs?