Narrow Plurality Disapprove of Extradition Treaty with China

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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 Liberals (31%).


“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 lbozinoff@forumresearch.com or at (416) 960-9603.