18 Mar 2011

Residents Continue to Support Division of HRM

HALIFAX:  A majority of those living within the Halifax Regional Municipality continue to support splitting HRM into a city for urban residents and a county for rural residents, according to the most recent Urban Report Survey from Corporate Research Associates Inc.

The majority (51%) continue to favour such a split, just over one-third (36%) are opposed, while the remainder (14%) could offer no opinion. Support continues to be strongest among those living in the former County of Halifax, where residents favour such a split by a two-to-one margin. Residents living in the former City of Dartmouth continue to be the least in favour of such a split.

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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Amanda Bates