"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Dunderdale Effect

Hey, look: the quarterly demographic estimates are out.

During the first quarter of 2012, interprovincial net outmigration from Newfoundland and Labrador was -1579. That is, nearly 1600 more people left the province for other parts of Canada, than moved in. That's the largest net outmigration since the same quarter in 2007, which was about the time #FormerPremier was boasting about all the people he'd meet at the only airport in Newfoundland, moving home for something or another.

The absolute out-migration figure (gross, not net) is even more striking: 4120 people moved away in the first three months of the year. That was the largest absolute quarterly out-migration since 1998 — which coincided with the end of the TAGS program.

Any second now, the same Tories and gullible media types who believed so fervently in a "Williams Effect", will naturally ascribe these demographic trends, personally, to the current First Minister.




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