The Environment Still a Key Issue for Quebecers

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The Environment Still a Key Issue for Quebecers

Quebecers Divided on Whether Canada Better or Worse than Four Years Ago 

Toronto, September 4th , 2019 – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Pollamong 1219 Quebecers, half (53%) say that they think Canada is doing better than four years ago, with one sixth (15%) saying that it’s doing much better. 

Half (47%) also say that it’s doing worse, with one fifth (22%) saying it’s doing much worse.  

The Environment is the Key Issue for Quebecers in the Upcoming Federal Election

 Quebecers identify the environment as the leading issue, with a third (32%) saying the environment is the most important issue to them in the upcoming federal election. 

For a quarter (22%) of Quebecers, the economy is the most important issue, followed by healthcare, with 1 in 6 (16%) saying it is a concern. 

Education is the most important issue for 1 in 10 (9%), while a similar proportion say it’s immigration (7%). 

1 in 20 (6%) say it’s taxes.

Few say it’s housing (2%), public safety (2%), or something else (4%). 

Respondents most likely to identify the environment as the leading issue include those aged 34 and younger (48%), females (37%), QS voters (62%), Federal Green voters (73%), and earning $20-40k (33%) or the most wealthy (34%).

Quebecers say Education and Healthcare are the Second Most Important Issue to Them 

Healthcare (18%) and Education (18%) are the top issues identified as second most important, followed closely by the economy (14%), the environment (13%), and no second issue (14%).

1 in 10 (9%) say it’s taxes or immigration (7%).

Few (4%) say it’s public safety, housing (3%), or something else (1%).


 “The environment remains the top issue for Quebecers by far,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research. “The economy, predictably, is one of the leading issues as well. Québec voters may determine the future government, so each party is likely to ensure they’re speaking to the issues that matter to them the most.”