Living next door to Alberta can be pretty entertaining. At times it can be like watching people from another country, another planet even. Let me give you an example.
Years ago the "Rest of Canada" had laws requiring properly installed, properly certified baby seats to be in all cars used to transport infants. Guess who didn't? Full points if you guessed Alberta.
There was a movement in the Alberta legislature to mandate the use of babyseats but it was angrily resisted, with real indignance, by the Conservative government of the day. Their explanation? Why, forcing drivers to have proper car seats for infant passengers would intrude on their rights. Those sphincters actually stood right up on their hind legs and said that and said it again and again and again. Those uber-right mouthbreathers eventually relented but only after being dragged, kicking and screaming, through their own filth. If you ever needed a window into the dark, perverse mind of the far right, there it is.
So Harper is having his own baby seat hissy fit only over the census. Why should that surprise anyone. He's just running true to form for the uber right. Just be glad he's not throwing his poop at people - at least not yet.