17 Mar 2011

Majority Support for Halifax Convention Centre Continues

HALIFAX:  The majority of adult residents living within the Halifax Regional Municipality either completely (19%) or mostly (39%) support the development of the new convention centre in Downtown Halifax. The most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. indicates that one-third either mostly (20%) or completely (13%) oppose such a development.

While there is majority support across the municipality for the new convention centre, support is strongest in Bedford and Sackville and weakest in the former City of Dartmouth.

“Despite the impression that there is widespread opposition to the new convention centre, this is not the case at all,” according to Don Mills, President & CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “Indeed, consistent with the results from November, a solid majority continues to support such a development.”

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 403 adult residents, conducted from February 7 to February 19, 2011, with overall 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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