Canadian Census

The Canadian Census of 2006 will be processed by Lockheed Martin, a major defense contractor. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives claims that this raises no privacy issues. Some citizens and groups complain otherwise, and note that the NSA can spy easily on any American company or citizen, and could easily receive census data for use by US Homeland Security or any other agency.

Because the low-paid census takers are responsible for any problems with the forms, refusing to fill them out will not, it is argued, inconvenience or cost Lockheed Martin anything.