Unlike other Canadians, Quebecers support coalition
Quebec really is a distinct society when it comes to support for the infamous coalition that has dominated the first days of the federal election campaign.
A new released Monday by Léger Marketing shows that the idea of a coalition between opposition parties – the Liberals, the NDP and the Bloc – is supported only in Quebec.
Fifty-two per cent of Quebecers said they are favourable toward such a coalition, while 27 per cent said they were against, with 20 per cent undecided.
That contrasts with every other region of Canada. In Ontario 37 per cent are for, 43 per cent are against, with 20 per cent undecided. On the prairies and in B.C. the poll found the fiercest opposition to the prospect.
While Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff has ruled out a coalition, it appears that most Canadians have bought into Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s claim that Ignatieff has a “hidden agenda.”
The poll found that 53 per cent of respondents didn’t believe Ignatieff.