Press Releases & Articles

Old age pension, CPP, pharmacare and housing are key election issues

| Filed under: National

The election issues which are seen to be most likely to sway votes are returning the age for OAS to 65 from 67, increasing Canada Pension Plan contributions and benefits, creating a national drug plan and building affordable housing.

Surging New Democrats pull into the lead

| Filed under: National

More than one third will vote NDP if a federal election were held today (34%), and this puts the official opposition in first place in the polls.

Majority calls for coalition if Conservative minority elected

| Filed under: National

The majority (53%) would support a Liberal/NDP coalition government if the next election resulted in a Conservative minority.

Toronto public split on hybrid vs boulevard

| Filed under: Toronto

Almost equal proportions, between 4-in-10 and one half, prefer either the hybrid option for the eastern portion of the Gardiner Expressway (46%) or the boulevard option (42%).

Majority sees need for CPP expansion

| Filed under: National

The majority, close to 6-in-10, agree that Canada Pension Plan contributions should be increased so benefits can be increased (59%), while just one quarter disagree with this position (25%). One sixth have no opinion (16%).

Federal Conservatives and Liberals tied, NDP falls back

| Filed under: National

Equal proportions, just under a third, would vote for the Conservatives (31%) or the Liberals (32%) if the election were held today, while the NDP would attract just less than 3-in-10 (28%).

Majority favour coalition if minority government elected

| Filed under: National

The majority, close to 6-in-10, agrees a coalition is appropriate if no party wins a majority of votes (57%).

Forum Poll accurately predicts Alberta election

| Filed under: National

Forum’s Interactive Voice Response (IVR) polling methodology again proves to be a precise tool for measuring public opinion, accurately predicting that the NDP would form a majority government.

Belief in climate change eroding

| Filed under: National

Close to 8-in-10 believe the earth’s climate is changing (78%), while just one sixth do not (15%).

4-in-10 favour abolishing monarchy

| Filed under: National

Just fewer than 4-in-10 favour abolishing the monarchy in Canada upon the death of the Queen (39%).