Misleading, Incorrect, Inaccurate, Dishonest, False
TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2011 /CNW/ - Tim Hudak has been pathetically avoiding submitting his election
platform to a review by a trained economist. But now a leading
Canadian economist has taken a look and concluded it is "misleading",
"incorrect", "inaccurate" and "false".
Jim Stanford of the Centre for Policy Alternatives issued a damning
analysis of Hudak's election platform. He concluded, "[The PC Platform shows] a consistent pattern of misleading visual
presentation in those graphs, including a lack of quantitative
proportion in graph objects, mis- labeling and/or arbitrary and/or
inconsistent scaling in graph axes, inadequate or incorrect sourcing,
and other fundamental flaws."
For example, Stanford says the 'debt doubling' chart is virtually made
up. "It is not clear at all what measure of debt, nor what source of
data for the debt, is incorporated within this graph... [it is]
misleading in the extreme."
Stanford goes on to conclude that Hudak's platform is based on "hand
drawn graphs based on invented data" that "are more like cartoons than
actual graphs" and represent a "pattern of systematic dishonesty...
[that] should give Ontarians ample reason to the question the integrity
and goals of the group that designed and published it."
Only Ontario Liberals have had an independent economist sign off on the
assumptions and data in their plan.
SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party
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