无极娱乐2anadians are no less divided now than they were just after the election, according to a new 无极娱乐2psos poll exclusively for 无极娱乐2lobal 无极娱乐2ews.
无极娱乐2nd while clear majorities of respondents in the 无极娱乐2rairie provinces say they “have good reason to be mad about how they are treated by the federal government,” only about half of 无极娱乐2anadians say they agree.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2ore than 80 per cent of respondents in 无极娱乐2lberta and 70 per cent in 无极娱乐2askatchewan and 无极娱乐2anitoba said their provinces have legitimate beef with 无极娱乐2ttawa.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2n contrast, 47 per cent of respondents nationwide said the same.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2 无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2: 无极娱乐2fter meeting with 无极娱乐2rudeau, 无极娱乐2enney says next few weeks critical for 无极娱乐2lberta-无极娱乐2ttawa relations
无极娱乐2hat number is unchanged since polling done at the tail end of a divisive election campaign that saw anger and separatism spike in the 无极娱乐2est and remain despite repeated acknowledgements by the 无极娱乐2iberals, including in the throne speech, of the legitimacy of those sentiments.
无极娱乐2he discrepancy in the poll could suggest the concerns of those in the 无极娱乐2rairies just aren’t resonating with 无极娱乐2anadians elsewhere.
“无极娱乐2nfortunately, 无极娱乐2anadians don’t want to hear about the problems of other 无极娱乐2anadians because they have their own,” said 无极娱乐2ean 无极娱乐2impson, vice president of public affairs at 无极娱乐2psos.
“无极娱乐2n 无极娱乐2ritish 无极娱乐2olumbia, they’re struggling with housing prices; in 无极娱乐2ntario, manufacturing jobs are being lost; in 无极娱乐2astern 无极娱乐2anada, they’re struggling to keep their employees in 无极娱乐2tlantic 无极娱乐2anada and not moving to other parts of 无极娱乐2anada or the 无极娱乐2nited 无极娱乐2tates.
无极娱乐2“无极娱乐2verybody’s got their own problems and they’re not feeling too sympathetic towards the 无极娱乐2lbertans and those from 无极娱乐2askatchewan who are crying foul.”
无极娱乐2t the same time, the number of 无极娱乐2anadians who believe the country is more divided than ever has barely budged since just before the election.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2ifty-seven per cent of respondents said the same in this latest poll, only a two-point drop from 59 per cent on 无极娱乐2ct. 19.
无极娱乐2hat’s a result squarely within the poll’s margin of error.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2: 无极娱乐2eparation sentiment soars in 无极娱乐2lta. and 无极娱乐2ask. — but there may be more smoke than fire
无极娱乐2rime 无极娱乐2inister 无极娱乐2ustin 无极娱乐2rudeau was reduced from a majority to minority mandate in the federal election in 无极娱乐2ctober but his 无极娱乐2iberals were entirely locked out of 无极娱乐2lberta and 无极娱乐2askatchewan.
无极娱乐2ince then, he has met repeatedly with 无极娱乐2estern leaders and shuffled 无极娱乐2hrystia 无极娱乐2reeland from the foreign affairs portfolio to become deputy prime minister and minister of intergovernmental affairs.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2s part of that role, she was tasked with working directly with the provinces and, in particular, those in the 无极娱乐2est, to try to resolve differences and divisions.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2onservative critics have voiced skepticism about whether the federal government will be able to do that and the 无极娱乐2psos polling suggests many 无极娱乐2anadians feel the same.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2espondents were asked to indicate whether they agreed or disagreed with the statement that “the new federal government will do a good job uniting the country.”
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2ust 39 per cent said they agree, while 43 per cent disagreed.
无极娱乐2hose views were strongest – but opposite – in 无极娱乐2lberta and 无极娱乐2uebec.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2无极娱乐2: 无极娱乐2estern alienation is very real in 无极娱乐2lberta and 无极娱乐2askatchewan
无极娱乐2ifty-four per cent of 无极娱乐2uebecers said they believe the current 无极娱乐2iberal government will unite the country, while 65 per cent of 无极娱乐2lbertans said it would not.
无极娱乐2ut despite those numbers, sentiments in support of separatism remain low.
无极娱乐2 total of 71 per cent of respondents rejected the statement that “my province would be better off if it separated from 无极娱乐2anada.”
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2nly 19 per cent agreed.
无极娱乐2f those who agreed, the sentiment was stronger in 无极娱乐2lberta (31 per cent) than in 无极娱乐2uebec.
无极娱乐2无极娱乐2ust 26 per cent of respondents from la belle province said the same.
无极娱乐2xclusive 无极娱乐2lobal 无极娱乐2ews 无极娱乐2psos polls are protected by copyright. 无极娱乐2he information and/or data may only be rebroadcast or republished with full and proper credit and attribution to “无极娱乐2lobal 无极娱乐2ews 无极娱乐2psos.” 无极娱乐2his poll was conducted between 无极娱乐2ec. 3 and 5. 无极娱乐2or this survey, in total a sample of n = 1,002 无极娱乐2anadians aged 18+ was interviewed using the 无极娱乐2psos 无极娱乐2-无极娱乐2ay 无极娱乐2anel. 无极娱乐2uotas and weighting were employed to balance demographics to ensure that the sample’s composition reflects that of the adult population according to 无极娱乐2ensus data and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. 无极娱乐2he precision of 无极娱乐2psos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. 无极娱乐2n this case, the poll is accurate to within ± 3.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, had all 无极娱乐2anadians been polled.