13 Dec 2011

Time for a Public Debate: HRM Residents Support Division of the Municipality

HALIFAX:  In light of recent discussions related to issues of municipal governance, it is interesting to note the consistent and continued level of support to divide the Halifax Regional Municipality into two units: a city for urban residents and a county for rural residents.

A majority of residents living within the Halifax Regional Municipality continue to support the division of the municipality into two units, according to the most recent Urban Report Survey from Corporate Research Associates Inc. For much of the past five years, the majority of residents have consistently supported such a division.

Residents of the old City of Halifax, Bedford/Sackville, and other rural areas of HRM continue to be more likely to support the division of the municipality, while residents of the old City of Dartmouth are divided in terms of whether they support or 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 November 2 to November 16, 2011, 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