Peter Mansbridge biggest name in Canadian broadcasting

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Lloyd Robertson second

TORONTO AUGUST 20th, 2014 – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1798 Canadian adults, the plurality, cite CBC news anchor Peter Mansbridge (31%) as the "biggest name in Canadian broadcasting", and he is followed by the one-time perennial winner of this poll, retired CTV news anchor Lloyd Robertson (14%), with The Nature Of Things host David Suzuki in the same tier (13%). One tenth cite Hockey Night in Canada commentator Don Cherry in this regard (10%). Fewer opt for comedian Rick Mercer (8%), CTV's current anchor, Lisa Laflamme (6%), Sun News contributor Ezra Levant (3%) or Power & Politics host Evan Solomon (2%). One seventh say someone else is the biggest name in broadcasting (14%). Ideology prevails when preference is measured; Conservative voters are much more likely to cite Ezra Levant (9%) than Liberals or New Democrats (0), while New Democrats (15%) and Liberals (16%) are more likely to mention David Suzuki than Conservatives (3%). Don Cherry is especially popular in the prairies (19%), while David Suzuki is tops in Quebec (27% - no Francophone personalities were listed). Lloyd Robertson is especially well-remembered in Alberta (28%).

"It is fitting that, with Lloyd's retirement, Peter should don the laurels of the dean of Canadian broadcasting. As this is a random poll, and not an online beauty contest, our results accurately reflect the sentiments of the Canadian audience," said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.

Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at or at (416) 960-9603.