Oct. 3, 2013
An elderly peace activist remains defiant as she prepares to stand
trial today over refusing to fill out the census because it’s processed
with software from a U.S. military contractor.
Audrey Tobias says she’s prepared to serve time in jail if that’s
what it takes to protest Ottawa’s decision to use Lockheed Martin
technology to sift, sort and analyze census data.
Tobias faces up to 90 days in jail and/or a maximum $500 fine if
convicted under the Statistics Act, which bars Canadians from trying to
skip out on the census.