So the Fraser Institute has come out in favour of Tony Clement's changes to the census long-form.
Let's play a little game. How long will it take us to find a Fraser Institute study that would be negatively impacted if the long-form data turned to crap?
Oh my! 37 seconds! This one, for example: Measuring Labour Markets in Canada and the United States: 2009 Edition. It leans on:
Statistics Canada (2009e). Labour Force Survey, program A040903. Special Request from Statistics Canada.
...which, because it uses a relatively small sample, must re-based according to the larger sample in the census long-form every ten years.
And here's a nice summary of Fraser Institute research topics. Pick a few of their studies, and play the game!
Update: Calgary Grit is playing the game!