Two things on my mind this morning:
First, EKOS has officially outsourced their political polling to a codfish. I don't doubt for a second that the Liberals are in a bad way, but look at those bounces in BC, and the NDP's results in Alberta and Atlantic Canada (!!!). Margin of error aside, these results are downright wonky. Nonetheless, I'm sure everyone is looking forward to the wild election speculation over the next couple days and talk of the big Mo'.
This conveniently leads into my next point on the dangers of crap polling and bad data. I'm a bit sensitive over this stuff, but this census thing really has my hackles up. It's just another step in Canada's not so slow descent to an idiocracy. Like most important policy issues, this isn't a sexy topic, so there's little reaction to the horrified cries from academics, economists, and public servants, and that's depressing. This is really important stuff, and nobody gives a shit.
EDITED TO ADD: And if I hear or read one more person saying "well alot of people just make stuff up on the long form" I'm jumping out my office window. What nonsense.
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