Part One of The Current
It's Wednesday June 22nd.
Toronto City councillor has apologized for offending anybody with a Tweet containing the phrase "hot chicks."
In his defense, the phrase was in his pocket with his Blackberry, which accidentally took a picture of it and posted it on Twitter.
This is the Current.
Polling Predictions: Frank Graves
We started this segment with an announcement that caught Frank Graves completely by surprise and in his line of work that's not supposed to happen. Frank Graves is a pollster, the head of EKOS Research Associates. EKOS has done work for a lot of companies including the CBC, though we should point out that EKOS did not work for the CBC during the last federal election campaign.
Frank Graves has a track record of predicting election results with a high degree of accuracy. This time though, he was very, wrong. But instead of burying his head in the sand or blaming a last minute shift in voter intentions, Frank Graves went to work ... to see what he could learn from the experience. And that has led him to some surprising and valuable discoveries about the behaviour of Canadians. So as part of our project, SHIFT on demographic change,
Frank Graves joined us from Ottawa.
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