12 Sep 2012

Support for Division of HRM Remains Unchanged Since 2005

HALIFAX:  Residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality 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. Currently, over one-half of residents support such a division, while less than four oppose dividing the municipality. Residents have consistently supported an urban/rural split for much of the past seven years.

Residents across all regions of the municipality, the former City of Halifax, the former City of Dartmouth, Bedford/Sackville, and other rural areas, are more likely to support than oppose the division of the municipality.

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 411 adult residents, conducted from August 10 to August 20, 2012, with results accurate to within ±4.8 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