Two years ago Harper replaced Statistics Canada's mandatory long-form census by a shorter voluntary census.
He said it would be just as accurate. Answer the Harper census if you want, or don't answer it if you don't want. Say anything you want or say nothing at all.
The impact of Harper's short form census is difficult to judge, but one thing is clear -- Harper is no statistician. His new numbers are nuts.
Harper's short form data results would have us believe that the number of Canadians who don't speak English or French at home increased by only about 100,000 in the five years between 2006 and 2011.
More than 1.2 million immigrants came to Canada during those five years. Go see them arrive at the airport - Asians, Africans, Sikhs, Indians, Pakistanis, and Filipinos.
And then try to tell me that only 100,000 of them spoke neither English nor French.
The reality is that the vast majority of them spoke languages other than English or French. That's what previous census showed.
It does not take a rocket scientist to realize that Harper's numbers are not worth a dog's breakfast.
Did Harper contrive to purposely distort statistics on official languages to make us believe we are more bilingual than we are, or was it just another one of his mistakes of incompetency and now we'll have to wait five years for the next census to find out what the real numbers were?
Meanwhile Harper can go on appointing all the unilingual English judges and unilingual English auditors-general he wants, and in Harper's crazy, upside-down world next to everybody speaks one or the other of Canada's two official languages.
No one will be able to say otherwise without accurate figures.
Not crazy, that Harper!