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Faulty voting logic

Re: A vote for climate action (Castanet, Sept. 22)

I read with interest this article regarding a vote for climate action.

I was puzzled by one piece of logic. Tim Gray says 95% of Canadians voted for climate action simply because all parties except the People's Party of Canada (PPC) included climate action of some sort in their election platforms.

Just because one party or another includes climate action in their platform doesn't mean that's the reason someone voted for that party. There are other issues during an election.

I am not questioning climate change or the need to address it. However, I will dispute that 95% of Canadians voted for climate action.

Should we assume everyone who voted PPC is a climate change denier?

Number manipulation is what makes people skeptical about climate change and, in my opinion, extrapolating a 95% support level for climate action simply because it was carried by most parties is false and misleading.

Jeff Watson



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