Social Issues Press Releases & Articles


Majority Want Marathons, Parades Off City Streets

| Filed under: Toronto, Social Issues

TORONTO July 2nd, 2014 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1182 Toronto Voters, the majority approve of having marathons, parades and walkathons take place in city parks rather than closing city streets and expressways (55%).

Three Quarters Disapprove of Bill C-13

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1433 Canadians 18 years of age and older, fully three quarters disagreed with the central provisions of the federal government's 'anti-cyber bullying law', or bill C-13 (73%) and just 1-in-7 approve (15%).

Vast majority want CRTC to regulate cable, satellite fees

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

TORONTO JUNE 18th, 2014 – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1341 Canadians 18 years of age and older who were aware of how much they spent on cable and satellite TV, virtually all (92%) say cable and satellite fees are too high, and 7-in-10 use the strongest term ("much too high" - 70%).

Support For Assisted Suicide Increases

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

Three quarters favour physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill (74%), and this represents an increase since we asked this question last year (Oct. 2013 - 65%).

Prostitution Should Be Legal; Supreme Court Decision Correct; Bill C-36 Wrong - Majority

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1433 Canadians 18 years of age and older, more than half said prostitution should be legal (54%), compared to just one third who say it should not be (34%). One tenth have no opinion (12%).

Support For Assisted Suicide Increases

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1433 Canadians 18 years of age and older, fully three quarters favour physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill (74%), and this represents an increase since we asked this question last year (Oct. 2013 - 65%).

One-in-seven may be alcoholic

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

One twentieth admit to being alcoholics (4%), while a further one tenth prefer not to answer (11%) for a total of about one seventh who may be considered to have a drinking problem.

Quebec City continues to be first choice for next Canadian NHL team

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a nationwide poll, Canadians would prefer the next NHL team be located out of Quebec City.

One half disapprove of ban on electronic dance music at The EX

| Filed under: Toronto, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 923 Toronto voters, one half disapprove of city council's ban on all-ages electronic dance music events at The Ex (50%).

ON issues: gas tax, pension plan, high earner tax, day care workers/PCWs

| Filed under: Social Issues

Premier Wynne's signature provincial pension plan wins more praise than scorn and her plan for taxing high earners is well-liked too. Ontarians don't seem as eager to engage in a sell-off though, neither real estate nor our GM shares.