15 Aug 2013

Residents in Maritime Cities are Generally Satisfied With Their Municipal Government

Halifax: The majority of residents in Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John and Halifax Regional Municipality offer positive ratings of their municipal government, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. (CRA). Three-quarters of Fredericton (75%) and Moncton (74%) residents are completely or mostly satisfied with the performance of their municipal council and mayor. Meanwhile, 69 percent of Halifax Regional Municipality residents are completely or mostly satisfied, while 63 percent of Saint John residents are satisfied in this regard.

“Municipal governments in each of the four cities measured have reasonably high levels of satisfaction with their performance,” according to Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “This is especially true given the current economic environment.”

Corporate Research Associates Inc. has been tracking satisfaction with municipal governments in the Atlantic region for nearly 25 years and will be releasing results quarterly from this point forward for each of the four maritime cities currently tracked.

These results are part of the CRA Urban Report, an independent survey of Halifax Regional Municipality, Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton residents. The results are based on an adult sample of 405 Halifax Regional Municipality, 400 Saint John, 400 Moncton, and 400 Fredericton residents, conducted from July 22 to August 5, 2013, with results for each city accurate to within ±4.9 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