Never, ever, leave a reporter in a room, alone, with a number

Never, ever, leave a reporter in a room, alone, with a number

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1 million is 1% of 100 million, or about 3x more people than currently live in Canada.

1 million is about 3% of the country’s population of 37 million as of January 2019, not 1%.

But oh, never mind, they said: they later clarified that the 1 million referred to the cumulative total over 3 years – not 1 million per year as they had written – and the 1% was in reference to not the 1 million number they provided but to 333,333 per year which is a number not provided unless you do the math in your head! Brilliant!

 

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