Dans le dernier sondage La Presse Canadienne-Harris/Décima, la population s’est prononcée sur le financement fédéral accordé à la Société Radio-Canada (SRC).
According to Senior Vice-President Doug Anderson “Canadians appear to agree that the global economic turmoil is a clear and valid reason for reducing the urgency of tackling the deficit and their preferred timeline tends to match the one targeted by the federal government.”
According to Senior Vice-President Doug Anderson, “Federal voter support has been evolving considerably in recent weeks and new trends are emerging.”
The latest Canadian Press/Harris Decima survey asked about federal funding of the CBC
According to Senior Vice-President Doug Anderson “For the most part Canadians give themselves and their federal government relatively good marks for responding to 9/11. Yet at the same time, Canadians display an unusual degree of self-criticism when it comes to whether the Muslim community has been treated fairly by different elements of society since the 9/11 attacks. When considered in this context, Canadians tend to agree that the government has treated the Muslim community fairly but are less decidedly of that view when it comes to the treatment of Muslims by the media or even by Canadian citizens in general.”
La confiance des consommateurs canadiens a chuté brutalement au troisième trimestre, presque exclusivement en raison des inquiétudes quant à la santé à court terme et à long terme de l’économie. En août, l’indice s’est établi à 77,5, ce qui représente une baisse par rapport au dernier trimestre (83,7). Malgré cette baisse, un Canadien sur quatre croit que sa situation financière sera meilleure dans un an – soit le même pourcentage qu’il y a trois mois. Pendant ce temps, la confiance des consommateurs américains accuse une baisse encore plus marquée et glisse à 55,7.
Canadian consumer confidence fell sharply in the third quarter, due almost exclusively to concerns about the both the short and long term health of the economy. In August, the index stood at 77.5, down from the 83.7 recorded in the last quarter. Despite the decline, one-in-four Canadians feel they will be better off financially a year from now – the same number as three months ago. Meanwhile, in the US, consumer sentiment fell even further, dropping to 55.7.
After trailing the Progressive Conservatives for most of the last year, the Ontario Liberals are much more competitive. Over the last two weeks the Liberals stand at 40%, to 29% for the Progressive Conservatives, 24% for the NDP, and 6% for the Green Party.
According to Chairman Allan Gregg “These findings suggest the Opposition Parties have their work cut out for them for the foreseeable future. The public opposition to a merger - and especially the lack of appetite among Liberal and NDP partisans makes it unlikely that this notion is going to be embraced by any credible champion any time soon. Similarly, none of the prospective NDP leadership hopefuls can claim to have a national profile or constituency and building one will be a long and uphill challenge for all contenders - although Thomas Mulcair does have a beachhead in Quebec and if can organize this support, he will have to be considered the early frontrunner".