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BCers want ALL Senators elected-1/3 support BC Conservative Party
  Feb 07, 2006

Methodology- A poll of 550 British Columbians between January 30, and February 4, 2006. This Poll features a margin of error of 4.25%, 19 times out of 20 @ 97% competency rate. 47 telephone interviews by Glen P. Robbins personally. NewTrend Optical of Port Coquitlam paid for questions 2,3 and 5: Owner Jim Van Rassell. (604) 942-9300.

Question #1
To the best of your knowledge are Canadian Senators elected or appointed?
Elected    05 %
Appointed    95 %
Question #2
In your opinion should new Canadian Senators be:
Elected    81 %
Appointed    19 %
Question #3
In your opinion should Canadian Senators previously appointed to lifetime positions in the Senate be compelled to seek election for their position?
Yes    49 %
No    28 %
the Senate should be abolished    23 %
Question #4
Premier Gordon Campbell has indicated publicly that he intends to seek another term in 2009. Do you support his decision?
Yes    27.5 %
No    59 %
Undecided    13.5 %
Question #5
Would you seriously consider providing your support to a new B.C. provincial wing of the Conservative Party?
Yes    26.5 %
No    56 %
Undecided    17.5 %
Question #6
Do you support Stephen Harper’s Conservative government providing Gordon Campbell’s BC Liberal government with 50% of the total cost overruns of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games?
Yes    24 %
No    76 %
Commentary
The vast majority of British Columbians are aware that Canadian Senators are appointed and not elected. A similar majority of BC respondents are of the opinion that Canadian Senators ought to be elected. An overwhelming majority of respondents in this poll are of the opinion that Canadian Senators who have been appointed ought to seek election, or the Senate should be abolished. Of those respondents who believe that a Senate should remain a part of the political structure in Canada (77%), (63.5%) are of the opinion that the existing Canadian Senators who were originally appointed to the position should only remain in the position by way of popular vote of the people. Of those respondents who believe that existing Senators should not be forced to seek election, or that the Senate should be abolished altogether, (45%) believe it should be abolished. British Columbians look down their noses at our existing Senate, or in the alternative how they receive their position.
Only one third of decided British Columbians support Premier Gordon Campbell’s decision to seek another term in office. One third (32%) of decided British Columbians support a new BC provincial wing of the Conservative Party. This support is upwards of (40%) in the north and interior of the province.
The vast majority of BC respondents to this Poll are against Stephen Harper’s new Conservative government providing Gordon Campbell’s BC Liberal government with 50% of the total cost overruns of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
A significant majority of respondents, who support appointments to the Senate, also support existing Senators NOT being forced to seek election for their positions in the future. Over one half of respondents who support a Conservative BC provincial wing also support Gordon Campbell seeking a third term.
Many respondents who do not support Stephen Harper’s Conservatives providing part of the cost overruns to Gordon Campbell’s BC Liberal government, also support Gordon Campbell seeking a third term in office.
This Poll of British Columbians provides Prime Minister designate Harper with some clear assistance in his policy determinations particularly as this relates to accountability. The Canadian Conservative Party and Justice Gomery (final report) are sick and tired of federal appointments. It makes for sick government. This includes both existing and new Senators.
British Columbians are also sick of misrepresentations about tax dollars. Taxed to the teeth for political showcases British Columbians have had it. Even with the Turino Winter Olympics about to begin, a majority of these respondents are already getting fed up with our own Olympic games, and have expressed little interest (save for hockey) in the Turino, Italy games. (The January Vancouver rain doesn’t have many British Columbians in the mood).
Many respondents, who were contacted during this Poll (after the announcement of the $110 million price tag of the cost overruns), don’t believe that number. (They are certain is it actually much higher). ROBBINS inside information reveals the real cost overruns may be 3 times that which we were told and the BC government will scoop the rest of the overrun from the 3 billion dollars ‘designated’ for the Port Mann bridge twinning.

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