18 May 2017

Continued majority support for the amalgamation of Dieppe, Riverview and Moncton

HALIFAX, NS May 18, 2017:  A majority of residents in the Greater Moncton Area (Census Metropolitan Area or CMA) continue to support the amalgamation of Dieppe, Riverview and Moncton into a single municipal unit, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

Specifically, six in ten (59%, compared with 60% in November 2016) completely or mostly support the amalgamation into one municipal unit, while three in ten (28%, compared with 27%) completely or mostly oppose. Meanwhile, less than one in ten neither support nor oppose (7%, unchanged), or do not know or do not offer an opinion on the matter (6%, compared with 7%).

Majority support is not consistent across the region, as one-half (50%, compared with 53% six months ago) of Riverview residents oppose amalgamation, and four in ten (38%, compared with 35%) express support. In all other areas, there is majority support for amalgamation. Specifically, more than six in ten residents from Moncton (64%, compared with 65%) and Dieppe (65%, unchanged) support amalgamation, while 56 percent (compared with 62%) of residents in other areas of the CMA express support.

“A clear majority of those living in the Greater Moncton Area continue to support the amalgamation of Moncton, Riverview, and Dieppe into a single municipal unit,” said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates Inc. “Only those living in Riverview appear to be opposed to such an amalgamation.”

These results are part of the CRA Urban Report, an independent telephone survey of 400 Moncton (Census Metropolitan Area (CMA)) adult residents, 18 years of age or older, conducted from April 19 to May 4, 2017. Overall results are accurate to within ±4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

Corporate Research Associates (CRA), www.cra.ca, is one of Canada’s leading public opinion and market research companies. Founded in 1978, CRA is dedicated to providing clients with state-of-the-art research and strategic consulting services. CRA is a Certified Gold Seal Member of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA), which sets stringent standards as a condition of membership, and enforces those standards through independent audits. Follow us on Twitter @CRAInsight.

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For more information, please contact:

Don Mills, Chairman and CEO at (902) 493-3838

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