Narrow Plurality Disapprove of
Extradition Treaty with China
TORONTO, October 11th
– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1143
Canadian voters, the narrow plurality, just more than a third, disapprove of
the idea of Canada signing an extradition treaty with China (36%), while
3-in-10 approves (32%) and a similar proportion have no opinion (31%).
Disapproval is strongest among the young mid-aged (35 to 44 - 42%), the very
wealthiest ($100K to $250K - 46%), in Ontario (42%) and Alberta (43%) and
slightly more so among Conservatives and New Democrats (41% each) than among
“It appears Canadians are
leery of opening up their legal system to exploitation by the Chinese
government. While this is presented as levelling the playing field between the two countries, it may be that more Canadians see the benefits of the agreement
flowing mostly to China" said Forum Research
President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is
the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at email@example.com
or at (416) 960-9603.