28 Feb 2012

Residents Continue to Support Division of HRM into Two Municipal Units

HALIFAX:  A plurality of Halifax Regional Municipality residents continue to support the division of the municipality into two units: a city for urban residents and a county for rural residents, according to the most recent Urban Report Survey from Corporate Research Associates Inc. Specifically, nearly one-half of residents support dividing the municipality, while less than four in ten oppose an urban/rural split. For much of the past eight years, residents have consistently supported a division of the municipality.Residents of the former City of Halifax, the former City of Dartmouth, and other rural areas of HRM are more likely to support the division of the municipality, while residents of Bedford/Sackville are more likely to oppose such a division.

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 400 adult residents, conducted from February 6 to February 16, 2012, 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