Ontario Press Releases & Articles


Jobs and Economy are Most Important in London

| Filed under: Ontario

Both jobs and the economy (30%) and ethics and transparency at city hall (26%) are seen to be important issues in the London mayoral election, followed by low taxes (17%), managing city growth (11%) and downtown revitalization (5%).

Paul Cheng closes gap on Matt Brown in mayor's race

| Filed under: Ontario

Just more than one third of London voters will vote for Matt Brown for mayor (35%) compared to more than a quarter who will vote Paul Cheng (27%). This stands in contrast to last month, when Brown's lead was wider (September 4, Brown - 32%, Cheng - 19%)

Half London are hockey fans, most of them Knights fans

| Filed under: Ontario

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 782 adults resident in London, Ontario, just less than half are NHL hockey fans (47%), and, of these, the vast majority are also London Knights fans (90% of NHL fans, or 42% of total London adults).

ON Issues: Nuclear Waste disposal and Wind Farms

| Filed under: Ontario

Six-in-ten voters disapprove of the plan to bury low level nuclear waste at the Bruce Power site in Kincardine (61%), and just one fifth approve (19%). More than one half of Ontario voters approve of wind farms in rural areas (56%), while 3-in-10 disapprove (31%)

Burch with slim lead for mayor in St. Catharines

| Filed under: Ontario

Just less than a quarter say they will vote for Jeff Burch for mayor in the municipal election of October 27.

A Discussion on Survey Weights

| Filed under: National, Ontario, Toronto

There has been much discussion over the Forum Poll’s recent Toronto mayoral poll which showed Doug Ford closing the gap on John Tory. To respond to this discussion a brief examination on the statistical methods of survey weighting is required.

Liberals, PCs tied in Ontario

| Filed under: Ontario

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1079 Ontario voters, almost equal proportions, just more than one third each, will vote for the Liberals (36%) or the PCs (34%) if the provincial election were held today.

Strong opposition to selling Lotto to private sector

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1079 Ontario voters, just less than one half disagree with Catholic schools receiving public funding in the province (48%), while just fewer agree that they should continue to do so (45%).

Mahoney pulling away from Crombie in Mississauga

| Filed under: Ontario

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum PollTM among 557 Mississauga voters, just slightly more will vote for Steve Mahoney for mayor in the municipal election of October 27 (40%) than will vote for Bonnie Crombie (36%).

Majority want Fennell charged in Brampton expenses scandal

| Filed under: Ontario

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 928 Brampton voters, more than half think Mayor Fennell should be charged with a crime in the expenses scandal (55%), while half this proportion think otherwise (28%) and somewhat fewer don't have an opinion (17%).