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Torontonians Support a $15.00 Minimum Wage

| Filed under: Ontario, Toronto

Toronto, April 6th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 840 Toronto voters, (70%) approve of an increase to the minimum wage in Ontario, from $11.40 to $15.00. Only (25%) would disapprove, and (5%) don’t know.

Ford Closing the Gap on Tory

| Filed under: Toronto

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 840 Toronto voters, amongst those decided and leaning, the plurality support John Tory (44%) over Doug Ford (33%), who is undeclared as a candidate, but the gap between them continues to narrow.

A Third of Toronto Voters More Likely to Vote Liberal if Wynne Resigns

| Filed under: Toronto

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 840 Toronto voters, (33%) say they would be more likely to vote Liberal in the next provincial election if Kathleen Wynne resigned as leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.

Housing Biggest Concern for a Third of Torontonians

| Filed under: Toronto

Toronto, April 6th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 840 Toronto voters, (33%) percent say the cost of housing is the biggest problem facing Toronto right now. Public Transit (18%) is a distant second choice, 15 points behind.

Plurality Would Support Cancelling City Pride Grants in Response to Cops’ Exclusion

| Filed under: Toronto

Toronto, April 6th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 840 Toronto voters, (45%) would support a city council motion that would strip the Pride Parade of City of Toronto grants in response to the decision to exclude the Police this year. (36%) would oppose the decision to cancel the grants, while (19%) say they don’t know.

Projected Cost of Scarborough Subway Extension Unreasonable Say Almost Half of Voters

| Filed under: Toronto

Toronto, April 6th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 840 Toronto voters, close to half (48%), disagree that the projected $3.34 billion cost of the Scarborough subway extension and stacked bus garage is reasonable. A third (33%) agree that the cost is reasonable, and (19%) say they don’t know.

A Third Think Economy Should be Focus of Ontario Budget

| Filed under: Ontario

Toronto, April 3rd – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 884 Ontario voters, (33%) respond that the economy should be the priority in the 2017 budget. Healthcare (21%) was the second most popular response, followed by the Environment (12%), Infrastructure (10%), Other (10%), and Education (9%). Only a small proportion of respondents said they do not know (5%) what the priority should be.

Overwhelming Support for “Money Skills” in High School

| Filed under: Ontario

Toronto, April 3rd – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 884 Ontario voters, almost nine-in-ten (86%) support the government’s decision to introduce financial literacy, also referred to as “money skills,” into the provincial high school curriculum. Only (5%) disapprove, with (9%) responding that they do not know.

Majority Oppose Ontario Hydro Cut

| Filed under: Ontario

Toronto, April 3rd – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 884 Ontario voters, more than half (56%) disapprove of reducing Hydro rates at the cost of increasing debt. (32%) are in favour, and (12%) don’t know.

Foreign Buyers Tax on Real Estate in GTA Supported

| Filed under: Ontario, Toronto

Toronto, April 3rd – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 884 Ontario voters, almost two-thirds (62%) of respondents say they would support a foreign buyer’s tax on real estate in the GTA. (20%) would oppose the imposition of a tax on foreign buyers, with (19%) saying they do not know.