Friday, October 4, 2013

Toronto woman, 89, prepared to go to jail as part of census protest

CTV News
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.

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