Poll shows residents don't want urban boundary expansion, councillors say

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, May 26, 2020

Some councillors hope new polling data will convince colleagues this week that many Ottawa residents don’t want homebuilding land added to the edges of the suburbs.

Councillors Jeff Leiper, Catherine McKeney and Shawn Menard, who oppose an expansion to the urban boundary, commissioned research from EKOS. According to the councillors, the poll results say 52 per cent of people also oppose pushing out the boundary, while 31 per cent support an expansion.

The poll of 525 Ottawa residents was conducted between last Wednesday and Saturday. EKOS said the margin of error is was plus or minus 4.3 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.


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