Al Hogan take heart

Al over at the T&T will be happy to know that the Times & Transcript is not the only media outlet to misreport economic data. Check out this report from CTV:

Canada’s population growth second among G-8
CTV.ca News Staff

Canada had the second highest rate of population growth among the world’s most powerful nations between 1994 and 2004, according to Statistics Canada.

During the 10-year span, the Canadian population grew at a rate nearing one per cent, the second fastest among the Group of 8 countries, Statscan said in Wednesday’s report.
The United States ranked first among the G-8 countries over the same period with a rate of 1.1 per cent.

United Kingdom and France saw a growth of 0.34 per cent and 0.40 per cent respectively, while Japan, Germany and Italy recorded rates between 0.1 per cent and 0.2 per cent. Russia was the only G-8 country to see its population decline over the same period.

Now even a cub economic reporter would know that Canada’s population growth rate has been 1% per year. Didn’t the writer of this story stop and think that 1% over a decade doesn’t seem right?

Sheesh. They should hire that guy over at the Times.

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