About 42 per cent of all Canadian adults are semi-literate, according to the head of Canadian Council on Learning.
Which means, according to the arcana of the demonic art known as mathematics, that 58% are literate.
42% curiously enough is roughly equivalent to the percentage of Canadians who voted Conservative in January. And 58% is roughly equivalent to the percentage who voted for the other parties.
I certainly wouldn't make the claim that all Conservative voters are semi-literate but it's near certain that all semi-literate persons are conservative.
Pace H.L. Mencken