About EKOS Politics

We launched this website in order to showcase our election research, and our suite of polling technologies including Probit and IVR. We will be updating this site frequently with new polls, analysis and insight into Canadian politics. EKOS's experience, knowledge and sophisticated research designs have contributed positively to many previous elections.

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In addition to current political analysis, EKOS also makes available to the public general research of interest, including research in evaluation, general public domain research, as well as a full history of EKOS press releases.

Media Inquires

For media inquires, please contact: Frank Graves President EKOS Research Associates t: 613.235-7215 [email protected]

Statement from EKOS Research Associates

[Ottawa – May 25, 2020] A recent headline based on a survey conducted by EKOS Research Associates reported that a majority of Ottawa residents oppose city boundary expansion, which seems to conflict with earlier research where we found that Ottawa residents are looking for a balance of intensification and expansion. We believe that the underlying data are accurately presented in both surveys and we stand by our original conclusion. However, we would like to address this apparent contradiction. [More...]

Ottawa Residents Have Concerns Over Proposed Boundary Expansion

[Ottawa – May 25, 2020] Ottawa residents are expressing concerns over City staff’s recommendation to expand Ottawa’s urban boundary by up to 1,650 hectares. In a survey of 525 Ottawa residents, seven in ten (70 per cent) say such a move will put additional pressure on City services, and a similar proportion (69 per cent) feel this plan will increase greenhouse gas emissions in the region. More that half say the plan will also lead to greater traffic congestion (55 per cent) and higher taxes for City residents (55 per cent). The perception that taxes would increase is most strongly tied to opposition for such an expansion. [More...]

Ottawans Looking for Mix of Intensification and Boundary Expansion to Ensure Housing Affordability

A survey of 770 Ottawa residents reveals that housing is becoming increasingly unaffordable for Ottawa residents. Half of homeowners report they could not afford their current home if they were house shopping for the first time today and few respondents think their children will be able to afford a home. This has left many residents looking for alternative solutions and forty per cent of Ottawa residents would consider commuting 30 minutes to a nearby town in order to buy a home. [More...]

Hockey and Melnyk Fading from Public Priorities for LeBreton

[Ottawa – March 1, 2019] The LeBreton redevelopment garners extremely high attention among NCR residents and there are some very important shifts going on in terms of public outlook.

Eugene Melnyk is increasingly wearing the mantle of author of the current mess. The previously near-equal accountability for both Melnyk and Ruddy now sees a 30-point gap with nearly 70% seeing Melnyk as ‘very responsible’.

Fully 63 per cent of NCR residents agree that the worst result would be for the project to be stalled indefinitely (just 15 per cent disagree). [More...]

Victims of Communism

RESOUNDING THUMBS DOWN ON WHAT IS CONSIDERED A WASTEFUL AND UNNECESSARY PROJECT

[Ottawa – May 22, 2015] First, the good news for the government: most Canadians are blissfully unaware of the government’s plans to erect a giant monument to the victims of communism on the front lawn of the Supreme Court. This location will skilfully occlude that despised institution with a huge celebration of things arguably dear to the government’s re-election plans and ideologically consistent with their cold war era views of Godless commies. Now the bad news: when presented with the concept and graphic illustrations, a representative… [More...]