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Plurality Would Support
Cancelling City Pride Grants in Response to Cops’ Exclusion
The majority still supports the parade
Toronto, April 6th
– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 840
Toronto voters, (45%) would support a city council motion that would strip the
Pride Parade of City of Toronto grants in response to the decision to exclude
the Police this year. (36%) would oppose the decision to cancel the grants,
while (19%) say they don’t know.
likely to say they would support cancelling the grants for the Pride Parade
include those aged 55-64 (50%), males (56%), earning $80,000-$100,000 (50%) and
the most wealthy (51%), the least
educated (53%), living in East York (48%), North York (48%), or Scarborough
(50%), and supporting the Progressive Conservatives (62%). (38%) of those that
approve of the parade say they would support cancelling the grants.
most likely to say they would oppose the cancelling of the grants for the Pride
Parade include those aged 34 or younger (43%), females (40%), the least wealthy
(45%), and supporting the NDP (52%). (45%) of those that approve of the parade
would oppose cancelling the grants.
More than half approve of the Parade overall
(58%) say they approve of the Parade, while only (25%) say they disapprove,
with (17%) saying they don`t know.
likely to approve of the parade include those aged 34 and younger (66%),
earning $60,000-$80,000 (66%), $80,000-$100,000 (65%), and the most wealthy
(68%). Those with a post-graduate degree (67%), that support John Tory (69%),
the NDP (71%), or the Green Party (70%) are also likely to approve of the
likely to disapprove of the parade include those earning $20,000-$40,000 (39%),
the least educated (30%) or with some college/university (33%), and supporting
Doug Ford (43%) or the Progressive Conservatives (41%).
“The majority like the Pride Parade. However,
the decision of Pride Toronto to exclude the police prompts nearly half of
respondents to say they would see Toronto City Council pull city grants to
Pride in retaliation,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research.
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org or at (416) 960-9603.