25 Aug 2011

Majority do not feel HRM Mayor should Resign over Cash-for-Concerts Scandal

HALIFAX: By a two-to-one margin (60% versus 28%), residents in the Halifax Regional Municipality do not feel that Mayor Kelly should resign as a result of the so-called concert gate issue, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates, Inc. Those living in the former City of Dartmouth (70%) and other communities in HRM (68%) are most likely to believe the mayor should not resign over this issue, while those living in the former City of Halifax (51%) are least likely to hold this point of view.

“While the mayor’s involvement in the concert affairs has likely hurt his reputation,” according to Don Mills, President and CEO of Corporate Research Associates, “it was not to the extent that many might have expected.”

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 August 5 to August 20, 2011, 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) 493-3838.

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Amanda Bates