It is said that Matyas Rakosi, the de facto ruler of Communist Hungry between 1945 and 1956 was driven by an ambition to build a certain subway line under the streets Budapest, adding to what is one of the oldest subways systems in the world. Unfortunately for Rakosi, the subsoil under this part of the capital made that particiular underground public transit line impossible to construct. This led mister Rakosi to conclude that the 'subsoil was counter-revolutionary.'
Does this remind you of anything? Harper's attack on Statscan is motivated by the facts get in the way of his agenda. And when the facts contradict him, in great dictatorship style, Harper simply seeks to get rid of the facts.
Harper, can now join the ranks of such dignitaries as Enver Hoxha, Nicolae Ceausescu, and of course Matyas Rakosi. Petty little men who didn't let the facts get in the way. Well done!