Maybe you saw this Suzanne Fournier piece in the Province about how Cambie store owners still aren’t seeing much of an uptick in their business following the opening of the Canada Line:

The Canada Line has been carrying commuters for almost a month, giving a big boost to some businesses but not much to those who bore the brunt of almost four years of construction chaos in their midst.

That’s the story you get from the headline, the subhead, the lede, and the five paragraphs after that.

But that’s not at all what Fournier’s article shows.   If you read deep enough down — all the way to the seventh paragraph — you find out that some Cambie business owners have already seen more customers since the Canada Line opened.  So if Cambie business owners are giving the Canada Line mixed reviews, why does Fournier work so hard to make the story seem uniformly negative?

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