Canadians divided over grey jay as national bird, new poll suggests
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By Susana Mas, Ottawa Citizen, December 27, 2016

Canadians are divided over the choice of the grey jay as the national bird as proposed by the Canadian Geographic magazine last month, according to a new poll.

The Forum Research poll shows half of Canadians disagree with the choice, while one-third agree and one-fifth don’t know what to think.

Canadian Geographic magazine proposed five birds from more than 450 species across the country in its bid to find a national bird in time to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.