The federal election last year showed that during the last four years the country has become deeply divided. The Liberals under Justin Trudeau were re-elected but with a minority government largely due to support in southern Ontario, Quebec and the maritimes, but were almost wiped out in the west.
A new poll with a slightly different focus shows those divisions remain.
The Angus Reid Institute asked Canadians in this survey how satisfied they were with the way things were going in Canada
The result show on average six in ten Canadians (51%) are satisfied with their personal situation and the general direction of the country. Surprisingly perhaps there was not much change from a similar poll in 2016.
However that satisfaction is mostly in the eastern half of the country.
In Quebec for example 78 per cent are satisfied, and 24 per cent dissatisfied while in Alberta the figures are almost reversed with 71 per cent dissatisfied and 29 per cent satisfied.
While most are optimistic about their own future, most are also pessimistic about the future of the next generation, with the numbers fairly similar across age groups.
Additional information –sources
- Post Media (via Regina Leader Post) D.Braid: Jan 15/20: New poll shows contented Quebec and angry Prairies — and no wonder
- Post Media: S.Thomson: Jan 15/20: How satisfied are you with things in Canada? Poll reveals a chasm between Alberta, Quebec
- IPSOS polling: Nov 5/19: Canadians Across All Regions Feel Country More Divided than Ever