Another election better than Dion-led coalition, Canadians say
Dec 5, 2008
From Canadian Business magazine TORONTO, Dec. 5 /CNW/ - Canadians would rather have another federal election than see a coalition government headed by Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion take power, according to a poll released today by COMPAS for Canadian Business magazine. Nearly 70% of the 505 Canadians surveyed said they prefer to go to the polls again - with the strongest support for a new election coming from Western Canadians. The results suggest that Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper would win 51% of the votes were Canadians to cast ballots today, winning majorities in both the West and in Ontario. The Conservatives would also beat the Liberals by a wide margin in Quebec, although the Bloc Québécois would maintain its dominance in the province, the survey showed. Parliament is currently prorogued until late January, however a proposed coalition government comprising the Liberals, NDP and the Bloc Québécois has not given up its goal of bringing down the Conservatives. For more survey results and views on the current political situation from Canadians, go to www.canadianbusiness.com/compas. About Canadian Business magazine: Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most trusted business publication in Canada. Canadian Business stands alone as the business magazine in Canada with 100% paid circulation. With a readership of more that one million, the magazine is published every second Monday, except in January, July and August, when monthly issues are published. Special annual issues of Canadian Business include the Investor 500, the MBA Guide, the Rich 100 and the Best and Worst Boards. Visit www.canadianbusiness.com.
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