12 Sep 2012

Majority Support Changing the Name of HRM to Simply the City of Halifax

HALIFAX:  The majority of HRM residents support changing the name of the Halifax Regional Municipality to simply the City of Halifax, according to the most recent Urban Report Survey from Corporate Research Associates Inc. Specifically, more than half support a name change, while less than four in ten oppose changing the name of HRM.

Residents of all urban regions of HRM are more likely to support than oppose changing the name of the municipality to the City of Halifax, and support is higher in the former City of Halifax and Bedford/Sackville than in the former City of Dartmouth. Rural area HRM residents are divided when offering an opinion towards changing the name of HRM.

These results are part of the CRA Halifax Urban Report, an independent survey of Halifax Regional Municipality residents. The overall results are based on a sample of 411 adult residents, conducted from August 10 to August 20, 2012, with results accurate to within ±4.8 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

For more information, please contact:
Don Mills, Chairman and CEO at (902) 493-3838 or
Margaret Brigley, President and COO at (902) 493-3830.

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CRA Corporate Research Associates