03 Dec 2009

HRM Residents Dissatisfied With Council’s Handling Of Treatment Plant Issue

HALIFAX: A majority of HRM residents are dissatisfied with the performance of the regional council in dealing with the operational failure of the new sewage treatment plant, according to the most recent poll by Corporate Research Associates, Inc. Nearly two-thirds of HRM residents are mostly or completely dissatisfied with the regional council and Mayor Peter Kelly in dealing with the failure of the new sewage treatment plant (63%), while one in three are satisfied (32%), and five percent are neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, or do not offer an opinion.

Across the municipality, the majority of residents are dissatisfied with the handling of the failure of the sewage treatment plant by council, with those in Bedford and Sackville (75%) and Halifax (68%) more likely to be dissatisfied than those in Dartmouth (49%) or elsewhere in HRM (59%).

These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly survey of Atlantic Canadians, based on a sample of 330 adult HRM residents. The survey was conducted from November 10 to December 1, 2009. Results are accurate to within +5.4 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

For more information, please contact: Don Mills, President and CEO at (902) 493-3820.

CRA Atlantic Quarterly® – Autumn 2009

Sample:  330 HRM residents (18 years plus)
Interview Dates: November 10 to December 1, 2009
Margin of Sampling Error: ±5.4 percentage points (95% confidence level)

How satisfied are you with the performance of the regional council under the leadership of Mayor Kelly, in dealing with the recent failure of the new sewage treatment plant. Are you….
November

2009

Completely satisfied5%
Mostly satisfied27%
Mostly dissatisfied37%
Completely dissatisfied26%
Neither/Don’t know/No answer5%

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