Jun 29, 2023
By Jane Brown
As we approach Canada Day, a new poll suggests pride in being Canadian is divided along partisan lines.
The survey of 1500 adults suggests Conservative voters are less likely than their Liberal supporting counterparts to say they’re proud to be Canadian.
The online poll from Leger found more than 80-percent of all respondents were proud to be Canadian.
But 97-percent of Liberals said they were very proud or somewhat proud to be Canadian.
This compares with just over 75-percent of people who intend to vote Conservative and just 45-percent of respondents who vote for the People’s Party of Canada.
Daniel Beland, who is director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, says people typically imagine Conservatives as particularly patriotic.
But he says the Liberals have been in charge of Canada for eight years now, so the results could indicate unhappiness with the direction Conservatives see the country headed.