07 Mar 2013

HRM Residents Continue to Support Dividing the Municipality into Two Units

HALIFAX:  Residents living within the Halifax Regional Municipality continue to support the division of the municipality into two units: a city for urban residents and a county for rural residents, according to the most recent Urban Report Survey from Corporate Research Associates, Inc. Specifically, one-half of HRM residents support such a division, while approximately one-third oppose and 15 percent are unsure. Residents have been in support of a division for much of the past eight years.

Residents of the former City of Halifax, Bedford/Sackville, and other areas of HRM are more likely to support dividing the Municipality, while residents of the former City of Dartmouth are divided in terms of whether they support or oppose such a division.

“The continuing debate over service delivery expectations only serves to underscore the difficult challenges of governing such a diverse rural and urban population,” according to Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates Inc.

These results are part of the CRAHalifax Urban Report, an independent survey of Halifax Regional Municipality residents. The overall results are based on a sample of 400 adult residents, conducted from February 5 to February 21, 2013, with results accurate to within +4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

For more information, please contact:

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

Margaret Brigley, President and COO at (902) 493-3830

View full media release here.

CRA Corporate Research Associates