I’m pleased to see that Craig McInnes of the Vancouver Sun doesn’t take the Fraser Institute’s latest salvo against Canada’s surgical wait lists too seriously. A 16% return rate on a voluntary survey makes a mockery of any official conclusions. Little wonder that the report’s authors fail to mention the response rate in their section on methodology, though one can locate the number in the corner of a chart on p. 40.
It reminds me of the Institute’s refusal to include apprenticeship data in its high school report, data which favours public schools over private schools.
In both cases, a barely-disguised ideological agenda overrides any concern for credibility.
Edited on: Thursday, December 09, 2010 5:44 PM