By The Canadian Press - Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 0 Comments
OTTAWA – Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair isn’t getting much support from his provincial…
OTTAWA – Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair isn’t getting much support from his provincial counterparts for his controversial approach to national unity — and new poll may help explain why.
The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey suggests almost three-quarters of Canadians don’t buy Mulcair’s assertion that a bare majority of 50 per cent plus one vote should be sufficient to trigger negotiations on Quebec secession.
Indeed, on average, respondents pegged the ideal threshold at 64 per cent.
The telephone poll was conducted Feb. 7-10, as The Canadian Press was soliciting the opinions of provincial NDP leaders to the federal party’s recently proposed “unity bill.”