National Press Releases & Articles


Two Thirds See Need For Referendum On Electoral Reform

| Filed under: National

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1429 Canadian voters, as many as two thirds agree a national referendum on electoral reform is required before we change the way MPs are elected (65%).

More Favour Abolishing the Monarchy than Not

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1429 Canadian voters, slightly more favour abolishing the monarchy in Canada upon the death of the current Queen (43%) than oppose this idea (40%)

One Half Want Pot Prisoners and Convicts Pardoned

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1429 Canadian voters, one half agree those with criminal records for marijuana possession should be pardoned, and released if they are in jail (49%).

One Half Have Used Marijuana

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1429 Canadian adults, almost half have ever used marijuana (47%).

Wide Approval for CPP Expansion

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1429 Canadian voters, as many as two thirds approve of the recent federal and provincial agreement to expand CPP (65%)

Fewer Than One Fifth Own Guns

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1429 Canadian voters, fewer than one fifth claim to own firearms (17%), and this is comprised of those who own just a long gun (9%), just a handgun (4%) or both (4%).

One Half Disapprove of Anthem Change

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1429 Canadian voters, one half disapprove of the recent change to the lyrics of “O Canada”

Liberals With 24 Point Lead Today

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1429 Canadian voters, the Liberals would attract almost twice as many votes as the Conservatives if an election were held today

In Canada, 8-In-10 Drink, Half Gamble, One Fifth Smoke Pot

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 2271 Canadians adults, 8-in-10 have drunk alcohol in the past year (81%), more than half have engaged in gaming or gambling (58%) and one fifth have smoked pot or used cannabis (20%)

Canadians Favour Advance Consent in Assisted Dying

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 2271 Canadian voters, the wide majority continue to favour the Supreme Court’s ruling in favour of assisted dying in the Carter case (72%) and this support has not changed materially since we polled it last (April, 2016 - 74%).