Canadian Opinion Split on Justin Trudeau's Private Helicopter Ride

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Canadian Opinion Split on Justin Trudeau's Private Helicopter Ride

Toronto, January 22nd – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll among 1,332 Canadian voters, opinion on whether or not it was appropriate for the Prime Minister to accept a ride aboard a private helicopter was divided (41% appropriate, 42% inappropriate). The remainder (17%) responded that they didn't know whether or not it was appropriate.

Liberal voters responded more positively, with (55%) saying it was appropriate, while only (27%) of Conservative voters felt the same way. Accepting the flight is more likely to be seen as appropriate by those aged 34 or younger (48%), in the Atlantic region (53%), in BC (47%), and those with post graduate degrees (48%).

The opposite view is likely to be held by the older demographic (45-54: 46%, 55-64: 48%, and 65+: 47%), males (47%), in the Prairies (54%), in Alberta (53%), and those with secondary school education or less (46%).

"Canadians are divided on whether Justin Trudeau's helicopter flight was appropriate. Besides the expected divide among party lines, the sentiment differs by age. It appears that the younger Canadians are less likely to raise issue with the Prime Minister’s vacation activities," 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.