16 May 2014

Satisfaction with Maritime Municipal Governments Remain at Favourable Levels

Halifax: Residents in four municipalities in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are satisfied with their municipal government, although ratings have declined for Halifax residents in the last three months, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. (CRA). Specifically, two-thirds of Halifax residents (65%, down from 78% three months ago) are completely or mostly satisfied with the performance of their municipal government and mayor. Meanwhile, eight in ten Fredericton residents are satisfied (78%, compared with 79%), while seven in ten Moncton residents (72%, compared with 66%) and Saint John residents (68%, compared with 65%) are satisfied in this regard.

“Citizens in Fredericton continue to be the most highly satisfied with the performance of their municipal government,” said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “There is relatively low dissatisfaction with these municipal governments in the Maritimes.”

These results are part of the CRA Urban Report, an independent telephone survey of Halifax CMA, Saint John CMA, Moncton CMA , and Fredericton CA residents. The results are based on an adult sample of 400 Halifax CMA (margin of error accurate to within ±4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times), 400 Saint John CMA (211 City of Saint John residents, margin of error ±6.7%), 401 Moncton CMA (182 City of Moncton residents, ±7.3% margin of error), and 403 Fredericton CA residents (296 City of Fredericton, margin of error ±5.7%) conducted from April 24 to May 7, 2014.

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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