Beware the False News

Daily we see yet another poll revealing new trends in consumption, meaningful shifts in behaviour…you know exactly what I mean.  Here’s an example from today’s newspaper:  “Fifty-three per cent said the state of the economy was very important to them, up from 50 per cent from 2008. And 53 per cent also said that ethics in politics was a priority, up by two percentage points.”  The real news here is that there is no news! Why is that? The writer and possibly the rep for the company that did the poll forgot the margin of error factor.  Based on this poll’s sample of 1,500 Canadians the margin of error is plus or minus 3 per cent.  So factor this statistical reality in dear reader and there is no difference at all!

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Your web site is gorgeous

Helene, your web site is beautiful. As I try to produce my own web site I am casting about for inspiration. Yours is clean, beautiful, inviting, tells your story and reflects the community driven person you are. Thanks for the inspiration (always). Martha

Our website

Thank you Martha for your compliment. Accolades go to Kelsey Tennant, KEDesigns and Colette French, French Studio for their mighty work on this project.

I like your new site

Your new website is great.

Thank you!

Thank you!

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