Press Releases & Articles


Asylum Seekers Should Enter the Country Legally: Plurality

| Filed under: National

Toronto, March 6th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1,340 Canadian voters, (44%) respond that asylum seekers who enter the country illegally should not be allowed to seek asylum in Canada. (36%) say they should be allowed, and (20%) do not know.

BC Voters Strongly in Favour of Campaign Finance Reform

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Toronto, March 3rd – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1,061 British Columbia voters, the majority are strongly supportive of sweeping changes to political campaign finance rules: three quarters are in favour of disallowing corporate donations to political parties (73%), almost seven-in-ten believe unions should be disallowed to donate to political parties (68%), and (71%) believe there should be a limit on the amount private individuals should be allowed to donate to political parties.

A Quarter of Voters Say Environment Will Decide Their Vote

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Toronto, March 3rd– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1,061 British Columbia voters, the plurality (24%) say that the environment/climate change will determine their vote in the upcoming provincial election. Taxes (16%) and housing costs (15%) will also significantly motivate the ballot choice of British Columbia voters.

Two-thirds Think the Government Should Do More to Counter Opioid Addiction

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Toronto, March 3rd– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1,061 British Columbia voters, the majority (63%) say that the government should do more to counter addiction to opioids the province of which (51%) say it should do more, and (12%) say the government should do a lot more. Just over a quarter (27%) believe the government has done enough to combat opioid addiction, while (11%) say they don’t know.

Most Believe Kinder Morgan Pipeline will have a Positive Economic Effect, But a Negative Environmental One

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Toronto, March 3rd – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1,061 British Columbia voters, the plurality believes the pipeline expansion will have a positive economic effect (43%), with (25%) saying it will have a negative effect, and (21%) believing its effect will be neutral. A further (12%) did not have an opinion.

Majority find Premier’s Supplemented Salary Inappropriate

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Toronto, March 3rd – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1,061 British Columbia voters, the majority (69%) find the fact that the premier’s salary is supplemented by political donations provided by the Liberal Party inappropriate. Only (17%) consider the practice appropriate, while (14%) respond they don’t know.

Progressive Conservatives Tracking Toward Super Majority

| Filed under: Ontario

Toronto, February 21st – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1,120 Ontario voters, amongst decided and leaning voters, the Progressive Conservatives have extended nearly a twenty-point lead over their nearest rival in the province. If an election were held today the PCs would get (44%), the NDP (25%), the Liberals (24%), and Green (6%).

Over 40% Believe Ontario Doctors Should be Paid More

| Filed under: Ontario

Toronto, February 21st – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1,120 Ontario voters, (42%) believe that the provincial government should pay Ontario doctors more. (32%) say no, they shouldn’t be paid more, and (26%) don’t know.

Half of Ontarians Believe Government to Blame for Rising Hydro Rates

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Toronto, February 21st – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1,120 Ontario voters, (47%) believe that government mismanagement is the cause of rising hydro rates, well ahead of the privatization of Hydro One (17%), and executive salaries (11%).

2016 Ontario Community Safety Survey

| Filed under: Ontario

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 7729 Ontario residents of 38 towns that have their own police forces, the vast majority feel safe in their communities, have confidence in their police services, and find them trustworthy and courteous;