Press Releases & Articles

Ranked ballot strongly preferred to First Past the Post

| Filed under: Toronto

Two thirds approve of a ranked ballot in municipal elections (64%) compared to fewer than half who approve of the current First Past the Post system (45%).

Two thirds agree with Iraq mission and goals

| Filed under: National

Roughly two thirds approve the mission to fight ISIS in Iraq and agree that ISIS must be confronted overseas, that the Islamic State is a direct threat to Canada and that new anti-terrorism laws are needed in Canada.

Minority expect Ebola outbreak in Canada

| Filed under: National

One quarter think an Ebola outbreak is likely in Canada, but just one twentieth say it's "very likely" (6%).

Conservatives catch up to Liberals

| Filed under: National

Just more than one third will vote Liberal if the election were held today (36%), while just one third will vote Conservative (33%), and this is a virtual tie at this sample size.

All tied up in Whitby-Oshawa. Second place Liberals surge in in Yellowhead.

| Filed under: National

The Liberals and Conservatives are tied in the Ontario riding while the second place Liberal candidate has surged in Alberta.

Liberals close gap in Whitby-Oshawa. Conservatives with strong lead in Yellowhead.

| Filed under: National

The Liberals are closing in on the Conservatives in the Ontario riding, while, in Alberta, they are in distant second place, along with the NDP.

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%).

PC leadership hopefuls bring little to race

| Filed under: Ontario

Vote shares for the Progressive Conservative party are lower when actual leadership contenders are named than when no leader is named, but when Olivia Chow is proposed as leader of the Ontario New Democrats, the balance of probabilities changes considerably.

Conservatives lead in Whitby-Oshawa

| Filed under: National

In the federal riding of Whitby-Oshawa, where a by-election will be held on November 17th, the Conservative candidate, Pat Perkins, has more than 4-in-10 votes (41%) to about one third for her Liberal counterpart, Celina Caesar-Chavannes (32%). The NDP candidate would be supported by 15%.