Press Releases & Articles


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.

Wynne Liberals on Track to Lose Party Status in 2018

| Filed under: Ontario

Toronto, March 30th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 884 Ontario voters, amongst those decided and leaning, the PCs (43%) hold a 15-point lead over their nearest rival – the NDP (28%). The Liberals (19%) are 24 points back of the leading Progressive Conservatives. The Green Party sits at (8%).

Trump's Approval Virtually Unchanged

| Filed under: National

Toronto, March 24th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1029 Canadian voters, Donald Trump's approval rests at only (22%), the same as last month (Feb 26th: 22%). His disapproval (65%), while effectively the same as last month (Feb 26th: 66%), is one point lower. Those who respond that they do not know stand at (12%), one point higher than last month (Feb 26th: 11%).

Federal Budget Unpopular

| Filed under: National

Toronto, March 24th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ amongst 1029 Canadian voters, fewer than 2-in-10 (14%) approve of the 2017 budget. 4-in-10 (40%) disapprove of the budget, while just over a third (36%) have no opinion, with (10%) responding they do not know.

Airport Privatization Opposed

| Filed under: National

Toronto, March 24th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ amongst 1029 Canadian voters, (45%), a strong plurality, oppose the privatization of Canada’s airports. Just over 1-in-10 support the privatization (13%), and about a quarter (26%) are undecided. Fifteen percent do not know (15%).

Conservatives Inch Ahead

| Filed under: National

Toronto, March 24th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ amongst 1029 Canadian voters, the Conservatives have closed the gap, and are now just ahead of the Liberals by two points.

Tory Still Leads Over Ford

| Filed under: Toronto

Toronto, March 16th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 966 Toronto voters, amongst those decided and leaning, John Tory (48%) still leads over Doug Ford (32%), though Ford has yet to officially declare his candidacy. (19%) prefer someone else to either Ford or Tory.