Mr. Speaker, did I hear the Minister of Industry say that he had been honest?
The government should not fight the consensus on this. The census is important for bilingualism, but it is also crucial for the economy.
If the Conservatives go forward, our central bank will have poor data on which to base its policies. This is no way to make Canada work. If the government goes forward, small businesses across the country will lose access to vital data that allows them to plan and grow. We may as well blindfold them.
Is the government willing to jeopardize Canada's economic foundation by refusing—