Ontario Press Releases & Articles


Many feel Christmas is under seige

| Filed under: Ontario

Virtually every Ontarian polled celebrates Christmas (94%), including those who are not Christian (62%) and the non-religious (95%).

As many as a quarter have shoplifted

| Filed under: Ontario

As many as one seventh admit outright to shoplifting in the past (15%), coupled with a similar proportion who prefer not to answer (12%), for a total of about one quarter (27%) who may be guilty of "boosting".

Liberals, PCs remain tied in Ontario

| Filed under: Ontario

Equal proportions, just more than a third, will vote for the Liberals (35%) or the PCs (36%).

One half rate The Beer Store highly

| Filed under: Ontario

One half approve of The Beer Store (TBS), the foreign-owned quasi-monopolistic retailer of beer in Ontario (50%), while just 3-in-10 disapprove (31%).

Liberals, PCs tied in Ontario

| Filed under: Ontario

Exactly equal proportions, just more than a third, will vote PC or Liberal if a provincial election were held today (37% each).

Majority approve of Ontario pension plan

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The majority (52%) approve of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, or ORPP, when it is briefly described to them (including the 1.9% payroll contribution from employees and employers).

One quarter think Ebola outbreak in Ontario likely

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As many as one quarter say an Ebola outbreak in Ontario is likely (25%), and one tenth describe this possibility as "very likely" (9%).

PC leadership hopefuls bring little to race

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Vote shares for the Progressive Conservative party are lower when actual leadership contenders are named than when no leader is named, but when Olivia Chow is proposed as leader of the Ontario New Democrats, the balance of probabilities changes considerably.

Crombie maintains wide lead in Mississauga

| Filed under: Ontario

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 308 Mississauga voters, more than half of those decided or leaning will vote for Bonnie Crombie (52%) compare to one third who will vote Steve Mahoney (34%) if the mayoral election in Mississauga were held today.

Eisenberger maintains solid lead for mayor

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Just more than one third of those decided and leaning will vote for Fred Eisenberger (37%), compared to about one quarter or fewer who will vote either for Brad Clark (25%) or Brian McHattie (22%).