Press Releases & Articles


Guthrie leads race for Guelph mayor

| Filed under: National

Well more than a third will vote for Cam Guthrie in the municipal election of October 27 (36%), compared to one fifth who will vote to re-elect Mayor Karen Farbridge (21%). Jason Blokhuis attracts less than a twentieth of the vote (4%) and no other candidate gets a significant vote share.

Very few untouched by cancer

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

As many as 9-in-10 Canadians have been closely touched by cancer (92% in total), either as a close family member of someone who had died of cancer (35%) or of someone who has had cancer and survived (26%), followed by those who have had cancer themselves (10%).

Narrow approval for women topless at beaches

| Filed under: Toronto, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 931 Toronto voters, narrowly more approve of the idea of women going topless at Toronto's beaches (46%) than disapprove (41%), while one tenth have no opinion on this critical issue (13%).

Liberals with 15 point lead in New Brunswick

| Filed under: National

Close to one half of voters will vote Liberal in the provincial election of September 22 (46%), compared to 3-in-10 who will vote Progressive Conservative (31%). One seventh will support the provincial New Democrats (15%).

Majority in Toronto think union gains are at risk today

| Filed under: Toronto, Social Issues

The majority agree that union workplace advances like the weekend, paid holidays and maternity leave are at risk in today's political climate (57%), and a similar proportion agree that the Canadian labour movement is under assault by employers and government who want to reduce its influence (56%).

Transit plan like Rob Ford's most popular

| Filed under: Toronto

One half approved of a transit plan incorporating most of Mayor Ford's proposals ("Replacing the east end of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT with a subway, building the Scarborough subway and then building the Downtown Relief Line, paid for by public-private partnerships, the province and the federal government" - 50%).

One quarter of public as likley to use UPX at $20 as at $10

| Filed under: Toronto, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 931 Toronto voters, 4-in-10 are very likely to use the Pearson-Union Station Express if the fare is $10 one way (41%) and this is out of two thirds who are likely to use it in total (63%).

Majority want raccoons euthanized

| Filed under: Toronto, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 931 Toronto voters, the majority (53%) approve of the idea of humanely euthanizing raccoons to control their population, while just more than a quarter disagree (27%). One fifth have no opinion (19%).

John Tory maintains narrowing lead in Toronto campaign

| Filed under: Toronto

– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1945 Toronto voters five days after Karen Stintz dropped out of the mayoral race, just more than a third will vote for John Tory in the municipal election on October 27 (34%), while just more than 3-in-10 will vote for Rob Ford (31%).

Support for Israel trends up in Canada

| Filed under: National

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1798 Canadian voters, just more than one quarter now say they lean to the Israeli side in the Mideast conflict (26%), up from one fifth in December 2012, at the time of the UN resolution granting Palestine observer status (22%), and also up from previously (July 2012 - 16%).