Phoenix Pay System Problems Affect Opinion of Trudeau Government

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Phoenix Pay System Problems Affect Opinion of Trudeau Government

Toronto, June 12th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ amongst 1483 Canadian voters, more than half are at least somewhat familiar (55%) with the Federal Government’s Phoenix Pay System. Just under a quarter (24%) say they are very aware of it, while almost a third (31%) say they are at least somewhat aware. More than a quarter (28%) have no familiarity at all with Phoenix, while (16%) say they do not know.

Most who know about it either don’t care, or feel it’s changed their opinion negatively

Of those at least somewhat aware of the Phoenix Pay System, only (5%) say their opinion of the government became more positive in response. More than 4 in 10 (44%) said their opinion of the government was not affected by Phoenix, and the same proportion (44%) say their opinion became more negative. (7%) said they don’t know.

Respondents most likely to say their opinion of the government changed negatively in response to Phoenix include those aged 35-44 (50%), 45-54 (47%), earning $60,000-$80,000 (48%) or $80,000-$100,000 (51%), living in Alberta (53%), supporting the Conservatives (63%), with a college/university (46%) or post-graduate degree (48%).

 “More than half have heard something about the issues the Federal Government is having with the Phoenix Pay System, and while a large proportion say that the situation has negatively affected their opinion of the Liberals, it’s not all bad, as the same proportion doesn’t really care,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research.

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