28 May 2008

HRM Residents Continue to Support Splitting the Municipality

HALIFAX: Residents support splitting HRM into two municipal units, one rural and one urban, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates, Inc.  Over one-half (55%) of HRM residents support splitting the municipality into the County of Halifax, and the City of Halifax, one-third oppose, and a small number (11%), did not offer a response. Regionally, opposition levels are similar across all areas of HRM, while support is highest among residents in rural areas of the municipality.

These results are part of the CRA Halifax Urban Report, an independent survey of Halifax Regional Municipality residents. The results are based on a sample of 401 adult residents, conducted from May 2 to May 12, 2008 with results accurate to within +4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

For more information, please contact: Don Mills, President and CEO at (902) 722-3100.

As you may or may not know, since the HRM amalgamation, Nova Scotia no longer has a capital city.  Do you support or oppose splitting HRM into two municipal units, one for rural residents called the County of Halifax and one for urban residents, called the City of Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia?
Q1 2005Q1 2006Q1 2007Q3 2007Q1 2008Q2 2008
Support48%57%51%58%51%55%
Oppose39%35%37%33%37%34%

Amanda Bates