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The NPA on homelessness: purposefully deceptive, or just stupid?

It’s elections day in Vancouver.  Go and read the party platform for the Non-Partisan Association (NPA) – a centre-right party – and you’ll find a graph on page 15. It’s part of a section on homelessness in Vancouver, and purports to show that it has increased since 2008 under the watch of the current mayor, Gregor Robertson. It is, as we’ll see, a very bad graph.

NPA Homelessness chart

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