Wednesday, September 24, 2008

News Release - Poll: Bigfoot existence (58%) more believable than campaign promises (27%)

OTTAWA: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today released results of a national public opinion poll showing that by a two-to-one margin, Canadians are more likely to accept the validity of Bigfoot than they are promises on the campaign trail.

The survey of 1,000 Canadian adults was conducted by Praxicus Public Strategies Inc., and the results are considered accurate to within +/-3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. Conducted prior to the election the question asked: "Which is more likely to happen... Politicians will keep their election promises or scientists will prove the existence of Bigfoot?" 58% said Bigfoot, while 27% opted for promises. 15% were undecided. Details of the poll are available at

"You know Canadians are cynical about politicians' promises when twice as many of them would bet on the existence of a mythical creature like Bigfoot," stated CTF Acting Federal Director Adam Taylor. "But who can blame them? Politicians always promise the moon and the stars during an election. Some even promise they can cut taxes and dramatically increase spending, all while maintaining a balanced budget."

"As we know, the only thing that can cut through the promises and ensure a balanced budget is a law in Ottawa outlawing running deficits," continued Taylor. "In a time of economic uncertainty, it is long past due to make running balanced budgets the law of the land, and should be top priority for whoever forms the government after October 14th."

For further information contact:
Adam Taylor, Acting Federal Director
1-800-265-0442 or 613-794-6554 (cell)

More coverage: National Post

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Harper is ignorant, arrogant and hypocritical when it comes to addressing the needs of the Canadian people.
Perhaps what Canada needs is a new political system, until then Canadians should ensure that there is never going to be a majority government of any kind. Voting for change appears to be voting for the same corrupt, ignorant and arrogant people to run our country, except that the name on the paycheck is different.

Reform is needed:

Tax Reform - Abolish or clean up the corrupt Canada Revenue Agency.

Judicial Reform - Abolish the appointment of corrupt judges, and elect judges as we elect MP’s, by voting who we think is not corrupt, although that may be difficult in both cases.

Pension Reform - Unify the provincial and federal Pension Benefit Standards Act. Present protection differs between the provincially registered plans versus the federally registered plans, which is discriminatory.

Energy Reform - Canadians rely on their automobiles for transportation since the country does not have a transportation infrastructure. Take the perverse profits the Oil companies brag about, over $400Billion, and equalize the prize of gasoline at the pumps. Canadians are being taken hostage by these companies and politically motivated events, over which the Canadian people have no control. It is criminal to make the Canadian people suffer at the hands of corrupt operators and corrupt politicians.

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