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PolitiFact Florida double-checks Gov. Rick Scott's claims about Canadians



Fresh off a five-day trade mission to Canada, Gov. Rick Scott was eager to drop a few tidbits about the country's relationship with the Sunshine State.

In a news conference with the Capitol press corps on June 16, 2011, Scott showed off his Florida-Canada knowledge, claiming that:

"Almost 10 percent of Canadians came to visit Florida last year."

And, "they buy 7.4 percent of our homes in the state."

Interesting claims, eh? But true? PolitiFact Florida checks 'em out.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 3:23pm]


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