Press Releases & Articles


Liberals close gap in Whitby-Oshawa. Conservatives with strong lead in Yellowhead.

| Filed under: National

The Liberals are closing in on the Conservatives in the Ontario riding, while, in Alberta, they are in distant second place, along with the NDP.

Majority approve of Ontario pension plan

| Filed under: Ontario

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

| Filed under: Ontario

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

| Filed under: Ontario

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.

Conservatives lead in Whitby-Oshawa

| Filed under: National

In the federal riding of Whitby-Oshawa, where a by-election will be held on November 17th, the Conservative candidate, Pat Perkins, has more than 4-in-10 votes (41%) to about one third for her Liberal counterpart, Celina Caesar-Chavannes (32%). The NDP candidate would be supported by 15%.

Tory headed for victory with 12 point lead

| Filed under: Toronto

In a final random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ two days before Toronto's mayoral election among 986 likely, decided and leaning Toronto voters and those who had voted already, well more than 4-in-10 will support John Tory for mayor (44%), while just one third will vote Doug Ford (32%) for a 12 point lead.

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.

In Toronto Ward races, most incumbents rule

| Filed under: Toronto

In a series of samplings of public opinion across most of Toronto's wards taken by the Forum Poll™ in the days leading up to the municipal election among voters in each ward, it appears incumbents have the upper hand where they are running

Tory-Ford gap widens to 14 points

| Filed under: Toronto

More than 4-in-10 of them who are absolutely certain to vote or have voted already support John Tory for mayor (43%), in comparison to less than 3-in-10 who favour Dog Ford (29%).

Eisenberger maintains solid lead for mayor

| Filed under: Ontario

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%).