Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics – A motorhome (RV) tour around Nova Scotia & Cape Breton.
There is some doubt who coined the phrase ‘lies, damned lies and statistics’, but for the purposes of this account let’s say it was Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. I plumped for Disraeli only because, according to my research, there are parallels between Disraeli’s imperial ideas and that of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A Macdonald. I was also struggling to find a suitable title for this blog that would gain your attention long enough for me to convey some of the facts about this wonderful part of the world.
First I will talk about the statistics and then, if you are still reading, ‘the lies’ and maybe some damned lies!
First the statistics.