Press Releases & Articles


Majority supports olympic bid

| Filed under: Toronto

The clear majority, about 6-in-10, would support a bid to hold the 2024 Olympic Games (61%).

Federal NDP maintains lead

| Filed under: National

More than a third will vote NDP if the next federal election were held today (34%), while the Liberals (29%) and the Conservatives (28%) tie for second place.

Uber usage continues to climb

| Filed under: Toronto

Close to one quarter of voters have used the Uber ride sharing app (22%) and this is up from less than a fifth in April (18%) and just a tenth last November, 2014 (12%).

Majority thinks Canada in a recession

| Filed under: National

Close to 6-in-10 see the country as being in a recession (58%), while 1-in-3 do not (29%) and one tenth don’t have an opinion (13%).

Two thirds want Canada Pension Plan expanded

| Filed under: National

Two thirds agree that Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions and benefits should be increased (65%).

Majority likely to switch vote to see senate abolished

| Filed under: National

The majority (56%) say they are likely to switch their usual vote to support a party or politician who promises to abolish the Senate, and more than a third say they are “very likely” to do so (36%).

Pan Am Games have caused no disruptions: two thirds

| Filed under: Toronto

Just more than one third say the Pan Am Games have caused disruptions in their daily lives (38%), and among this group, just one fifth say the disruptions were very serious (21%, or about 8% of total Toronto adults).

Federal NDP leads by 7 points

| Filed under: National

More than one third will vote for the New Democrats if the federal election were held today (34%), while just more than one quarter would vote for either the Conservatives or the Liberals (27% each).

Four in ten carry personal debt

| Filed under: National

Just more than 4-in-10 carry personal debt (besides a mortgage - 42%). Close to half have no debt (48%).

Majority, including union members, approve of Bill C-377

| Filed under: National

Two thirds (62%) approve of Bill C-377, the legislation which requires unions to disclose expenditures and salaries.