30 Apr 2014

Majority Support for Convention Centre Continues

HALIFAX:  The majority of adult residents living within the Halifax Regional Municipality support the development of the new convention centre in downtown Halifax, and support has grown according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. Results build upon previous findings in 2011 and 2010 not only showing a majority of residents support this development, but that support has grown. Currently, six in ten residents either completely (17%, compared with 19% in 2011) or mostly (44%, up from 39%) support the development of the convention centre in Halifax, while one-third either mostly (20%, compared with 20%) or completely (13%, compared with 13%) oppose such a development.

Support for the new convention centre is consistent across the region with residents in all areas, from Dartmouth to Fall River to Lower Sackville, offering similar opinions.

“Despite recent comments to the contrary,” said Don Mills, Chairman & CEO of Corporate Research Associates, “the majority of residents continue to support the development of the new convention centre by a two-to-one margin.”

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 377 adult residents, conducted from April 24 to April 29, 2014, with results accurate to within +5.0 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

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