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The Plurality See No Change in
Quality of Representation at City Hall
Toronto, July 9th – In a random
sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1143 Toronto voters, four-in-ten
(42%) say the quality of representation at City Hall did not change since the
size of council was altered.
A quarter of Torontonians (27%) think it got
much worse and about one-sixth (16%) thinks it got a little worse.
1 in 10 (8%) say that the quality of
representation has gotten much better, while about 1 in 20 (6%) say it’s gotten
a little better.
Respondents most likely to say the quality
hasn’t changed include those earning $60k-$80k (50%) or $80k-$100k (50%),
voting Conservative (51%), and living in North York (51%).
Respondents most likely to say it’s gotten
much worse includes those aged 18-34 (32%), the least wealthy (38%) or earning
$40-60,000 (36%), living in the Former City of Toronto (37%) or York (35%), and
supporting the NDP (39%).
Respondents most likely to say representation
has gotten much better includes males (16%), the least wealthy (15%) and the
most-wealthy (18%) and supporting the Conservatives (29%) or PPC (29%).
plurality said the quality of representation at City Hall saw no change since
the size of council was altered,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum
Research. “But a quarter think the quality of representation has gotten much
worse; the issue of Toronto council size was a polarizing one when it first
emerged and it’s continuing to divide Torontonians, particularly along party