September 16, 2015

Latest Ipsos Reid poll on Syrian refugee crisis: Harper comes out ahead of other party leaders

Brian LilleyArchive

I spoke with pollster Darrell Bricker, CEO of Global Public Affairs for Ipsos Reid, to discuss what his latest polling reveals about how the public really feels about the Syrian refugee crisis.

The other party leaders and the Media Party might be surprised by the findings which demonstrate that Canadians are concerned about security and prefer Stephen Harper's cautious approach. 


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commented 2015-09-19 11:28:10 -0400
The PM is right on this.
commented 2015-09-18 21:03:49 -0400
Canadians are finally seeing the light & agree with the PM that his approach to the refugee crisis has to be handled very carefully. We have to be compassionate to the plight of true refugees, but Mr. Harper’s first duty is to Canada’s people. I find it very fishy that 71% are young males between the ages of 20-34 & that is definitely a heads up. Where are the women & children in this scenario? ISIS has already commented that they will cease this opportunity to have their savages infiltrate the West & that they already have. Germany is now starting to regret their insane decision to let in 800,000 refugees & say they will have to seal their borders. Duh
Peter N. ….So sorry you were let go & wish you all the best in your future endeavours.
commented 2015-09-18 16:18:06 -0400
Fern I second that. Harper is the best.
commented 2015-09-18 15:15:54 -0400
Thank God for PM Harper!!!!!! He is the only leader in Canada that truly loves Canada and wants Canada to be a safe place. PM Harper is not political correct either! PM Harper knows who he is and that he is comfortable in his own skin. PM Harper wants to please the voters that put him in power. Peter T. I agree with you! The refugees should know that upon arriving in Canada there are laws to follow and if you ever become a problem to our country, get your bags packed and leave our country. That includes all those extreme radical teachers of ISLAM in the mosques in Canada. (these muslims are J. Trudeau’s friend) They should have been shown the door long ago.
commented 2015-09-17 09:08:15 -0400
To all those who come here, I say welcome to my home called Canada, it’s a warm and inviting place. While you’re here, there are a few simple rules. First rule, is follow the rules (law), if you don’t, you will be shown the door. Second rule, you can not redecorate, we like it the way it is. Third and final rule, pitch in, you have to lend a helping hand in the day to day running of the house. That means cleaning up after yourself, and not being a burden. If you can follow these simple rules, then we welcome you, if not, then look elsewhere to settle.

I sure wish I could post this at every international port of entry, every immigration office, and every court house!
commented 2015-09-17 01:53:51 -0400
The way the left wing Propaganda machine, The CBC, is misleading Canadians is a crime. I have been speaking to many moderate Muslims recently. They are saying that these people who are arguing the Niqab point are a joke. They said that back in their country. There were a handful of small cult like tribes that practiced the face covering. Most were illiterate and laughed at. Why is the CBC and other media not pointing this out to us?

I say it is because it favors the Liberal and NDP not to point this out to Canadians. You see, secretly, the Liberals and NDP have promised to double the CBC budget if elected.
commented 2015-09-16 23:25:55 -0400
There you go Mulcair, Trudeau, CBC, CTV, The Toronto Star – You really don’t have your finger on the pulse when it comes to how Canadian citizens’ think!
They are a lot smarter than you think they are and the can smell BS. before you get through your scripted telepromter articles!
commented 2015-09-16 19:54:52 -0400
They’ll appeal the Supreme Court burqa decision… But first, gotta let those 10,000 Muslims in, priorities of the federal “Conservative”.
commented 2015-09-16 19:38:39 -0400
CHARLETON, I don’t exactly catch your point.. electing and NDP regime could hardly be equated to buying a new car. An NDP regime would be like buying a lemon (or a shiny pony in the case of T junior), and the lemon strands you in the boonies
commented 2015-09-16 17:02:24 -0400
Good interview! Hope it awakens more Canadians to the reality of allowing refugees into our country without proper screening.
commented 2015-09-16 16:59:03 -0400
There ya have it folks. The main stream media is so narrow minded they can look through a key hole with both eyes at the same time. They should be defunded.
commented 2015-09-16 16:58:22 -0400
Pleased to see that people are moving away from having their emotions played upon by the ‘progressive’ mainstream media party with their shameful politically-motivated fraudulent story about the little Syrian boy and moving over to a consideration of “practicalities” (critical thinking and reason).
commented 2015-09-16 16:58:18 -0400
Pleased to see that people are moving away from having their emotions played upon by the ‘progressive’ mainstream media party with their shameful politically-motivated fraudulent story about the little Syrian boy and moving over to a consideration of “practicalities” (critical thinking and reason).
commented 2015-09-16 16:42:32 -0400
Bill Smith it is when you buy a car. It is the greatest car until it strands you in the boonies.
commented 2015-09-16 15:58:38 -0400
Rod – I think Richard is on every comment section I’ve ever seen.
commented 2015-09-16 15:55:09 -0400
Richard – I actually appreciate some intelligent input from Devil’s advocates and even the odd troll but if you can’t do better than continually playing the fool, are you really being the disruptive entity you wish to be?
commented 2015-09-16 15:42:59 -0400
Who is this Richard Brinkman? Is he real or just playing devil’s advocate?
commented 2015-09-16 15:39:34 -0400
Regarding my below comment, I suck at typing on my mobile.. and my spell checker is not a help. I know this, no need to remind me.
commented 2015-09-16 15:36:49 -0400
Dan, fully agreed. Take BC… from the 1900’s until the 1990’s the most seats by any party was 38 or 39. Media fueled a sensational program of discontent, which lead to a first ever NDP government. It took a decade to the general public to see really what the NDP was all about (the exact opposite of what they say)… so a backlash came. A right wing government was elected with 51 seats and NDP only 2 !!!!! Excluding Independents, this remains the highest and lowest by a huge margin. Unfortunately, the right wing BC gov. had to not only put in responsible policies, but they also had to take measures to repair the damage that the NDP caused… and these measures hurt. Despite this, the right wing government is still in office ( 1.5 decades later), but a new generation of mainstream and social media lie believing groupies are emerging.
So about the CBC and others, if they get their wish, NDP will form a government, at some point they will be exposed, a backlash will occur and the CBC will be gone.
Example, Bush jr. did more for Africa (the continent) than any other President in history and raised millions of African Americans out of poverty. The elected obama, who was supposed to be the saviour of African Americans, but race-relations are at an all time low and African Americans are hurting no more than ever… now Americans are flirting with trump.
In summary, CBC campaigning for NDP = CBC advocating their demise (in a few years).
commented 2015-09-16 15:08:54 -0400
Great comment Dan. I too am totally disgusted by the CBC and there ‘unbiased’ take on the news. Last night I subjected myself to Peter Mansbridge’s smug face just because i wanted to hear about that poor girl being found. Only had to endure 4 minutes of his crap before they got to the story and then I shut it off when they finished. I am all for public funded shows, heritage pieces and the majority of programming CBC puts out. I just think they should add Enquirer to the news show The National. Left wing hacks is all they are.
commented 2015-09-16 14:58:09 -0400
In light of the litany of the out-right lies and misinformation they’ve been regularly caught at – but which they deny or ignore, and the collusion and treason brazenly exhibited by the Media Party and especially the CBC, and being that I am a Canadian taxpayer, is there some way that I – one of the disenfranchised rural minority – can force the $Billion a year, taxpayer funded CBC to regularly air alternate opinions, to fairly and honestly represent the majority’s view, to tell the truth, to stop committing the sin of omission, and to stop being the Media Party – as opposed to being force-fed the Chattering Classes’ Marxist/Social Justice Warrior agenda propaganda?
An alternate opinion like say, THEREBEL!
Heck, I’d settle for not being censored and/or Blacklisted…
Can’t the Public force the Public Broadcaster to do the right thing?
commented 2015-09-16 14:57:46 -0400
I just watched Hungary battling the refugees. Shades of Gaza all over. Throwing rocks etc.
commented 2015-09-16 14:54:50 -0400
10,000-25,000 dysfunctional animals with rapists amongst them – yep, that’s the kind of vermin the communist pigs would like to include in Canada – the cops and judges need more work.
commented 2015-09-16 14:52:01 -0400
Peter I agree. Yes we don’t know what the Rebel can do at this point. Hopefully the Albertans will go after the NDP and Harper will expose what is happening since NDO were elected. I have relatives in Calgary but so far they aren’t affected.
commented 2015-09-16 14:43:24 -0400
Personally, I think theRebel could do both at the same time: cover the Syrian refugee issue as well as the job losses in Alberta and the Alberta NDP.

Obviously I am affected directly as an Albertan, but it is equally important to me about this Syrian refugee issue and the overall issues that could affect the outcome of the coming election.

It is not a surprise to anyone here that if the NDP gets in federally, Canada is in for a country of hurt, and Alberta’s oil and gas sector will be pummeled hard from three directions; 1) the drop in oil prices, 2) the attack from the Alberta NDP, and 3) the federal NDP.

So needless to say even though I want theRebel to focus some more attention on Alberta, focusing on Canada and the issues surrounding this election take precedence if theRebels’ resources cannot cover both simultaneously.
commented 2015-09-16 14:24:32 -0400
Richard Brinkman- Where is the MSM and any other media types that are fighting for Albertans? When you focus on just The Rebel then I can see your agenda very clearly. You should be upset at all other media outlets for “abandoning” Alberta. Right now during an election the Syrian refugee is more important than Alberta at this time. I want to make sure if we do allow some in that the proper back ground checks are done so that we do not bring in terrorists, that to me is more important. You sound so self centered when all you do is blame this site for everything. As far as Alberta goes, it was the people that voted for them just like Ontario voted for the liberals and now must deal with those consequences. If it teaches you one thing, don’t vote for the federal NDP or you will be complaining to this site that it was Ezra’s and Lilley’s fault. Your opinion is not the only one, when you talk the way you do all I hear is a big whine.
commented 2015-09-16 14:20:28 -0400
The refugee problem was a predictable outcome directly due to the lack of action and concern by Obama over the seriousness of the ISIS threat since the beginning. James Clapper, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has voiced his concerns, stating the refugee crisis is a prime opportunity for terrorist ISIS attacks and a perfect way for them to infiltrate the West. Contrary to what Trudeau & Mulcair propose, our national security must be first and foremost in vetting and accepting any refugees. Perhaps it’s time (or overdue) for the Govt. to enact an immediate and permanent ban on the immigration anyone from Muslim countries.
commented 2015-09-16 14:16:49 -0400
Brinkman sounds like Stalin!
commented 2015-09-16 14:15:45 -0400
Brinkman you voted NDP so why are you shedding crocodile tears? What did you expect? Moron.
commented 2015-09-16 14:14:56 -0400
Good Poll results. Is it possible that the Public, are at last, beginning to wake up?
A word of warning; Every Muslim Immigrant or Refugee is not a Terrorist or Jihadi, only because their local religious leader has not told them to become one. One word from the local Imam, will change all that in an instant.