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Conservatives more likely to support border device searches: survey

telecom | 08/22/2017 4:16 pm EDT

Supporters of the federal Conservative party are more likely than those with other party affiliations to approve of warrantless searches of electronic devices by Canadian border officers, according to a survey by Forum Research. The survey, which was taken between August 16 and 17 and released Monday, found only 34 per cent of Conservative supporters disapproved of the practice, with 50 per cent in support — the only political demographic to have more support than opposition to the...

Public backs heavy CRTC hand in TV service: survey

Media | 06/19/2014 3:07 pm EDT

The CRTC has the backing of the general public if it decides to get into regulating the prices people pay for television service, according to a new survey. A poll done by Forum Research, released in advance to The Wire Report, shows that 79 per cent of respondents agree with the idea of the CRTC getting back into the practice of regulating cable and satellite fees, while 60 per cent "strongly" agree. The survey found that 80 per cent of respondents agreed with using regulations to limit TV-service prices to no more than the rate of inflation, and 58 per cent "strongly"...