|Internet abuzz with tweets about mandatory census|
CTV.ca News Staff
Checked your mailbox this week?
The 2011 census package began arriving in mailboxes across the country this week. But it's the six little words on the front of the envelope that are irritating some Canadians.
"Complete the census -- it's the law" read the words.
Following the census flap last year, many Canadians appear to be under the mistaken impression that the census is no longer mandatory.
In fact, the Conservative government scrapped the mandatory long-form census, but the short form, which collects basic demographic information, is still mandatory.
It seems that many Canadians aren't pleased, taking to the Web to express irritation.
One reader in Manitoba wrote into CTV.ca to say, "Completing census forms should be voluntary, not threathening us that it's compulsory 'by law'. This is another gov't invasion of my privacy - the gov't already has all the information; doesn't have to snoop for more ... Disgusted!"