Fuzzy electoral math at the Globe & Mail

I don’t know why I bother keeping you up to date on the failings and cribbing of the DTM. It’s not as though the horse hasn’t been beaten to death already by now…. Here is an excerpt from the election central website at Canada’s National Newspaper. “In the last federal election, in 2006, almost 15

 
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Off to the polling station

Election day here in Canada so I thought I’d check out what’s happening at Intrade. If you recall from our prior post (Was Intrade telling us this all weekend?) Intrade allows you to bet real money on future events. The idea is that with real money at stake the results will be more accurate than

 
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Inter-office Finance Department briefing memo

Memorandum To: Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy), Dept. of Finance From: Deputy Minister, Dept. of Finance Re: Briefing book for Minister ______________________________________________ It appears that Minister Flaherty will handily win his riding, and that the Conservatives will be returned to office. What we can’t be sure of, however, is who our Minister will be. PM may

 
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