Ontario Press Releases & Articles


High approval for Crombie as mayor

| Filed under: Ontario

Close to three quarters approve of the job Bonnie Crombie is doing as mayor (72%) and this puts her close to Hazel McCallion levels of approval.

Liberals and NDP tied in Sudbury

| Filed under: Ontario

Relatively equal proportions of voters, about 4-in-10, will vote either for the Liberal candidate, Glenn Thibeault (40%) or the NDP candidate, Suzanne Sawbonquit (42%).

Fewer than a fifth smoke cigarettes in Ontario

| Filed under: Ontario

Just fewer than one fifth say they currently smoke cigarettes (18%), one third say they used to but have since quit (35%) while close to half have never smoked (47%).

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

| 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%).