Saturday, February 19, 2011

91% of Canadians Want Harper to Come Clean over Border Deal

An interesting poll reveals that 2/3 of Canadians worry that Stephen Harper is giving up too much in the new border security deal. But more importantly, 91% believe that he is being too secretive.

With such a high number, this has to include many from Harper's base. He ignores us all the time, but can he really afford to ignore them?
Two-thirds of Canadians fear Prime Minister Stephen Harper will "compromise" by giving up too much power over immigration, privacy and security to get a deal with the United States on border controls, a new poll has found. The national survey, conducted exclusively for Postmedia News and Global Television, also finds Canadians are split over whether they "trust" Harper to craft a deal that maintains this country's independence.

Moreover, the poll by Ipsos Reid reveals Canadians want Harper to adopt a much more transparent approach to the "perimeter security" negotiations which are being held in total secrecy. An overwhelming 91 per cent of Canadians say the negotiations should take place in public so that they can see what is on the table.

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