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Mainstreet surveyed a random sample of 1,073 Calgarians by Smart IVR on November 1st, 2015.

A mixture of landlines and cell phones were surveyed. Margin of Error: +/-2.99%; Rest of
Alberta : +/-2.95%, 19 times out of 20. Results were weighed by age and gender based on
the 2011 Canadian Census.

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FEW WANT AIRPORT RENAMED FOR HARPER IMMEDIATELY


November 3, 2015 (Toronto, ON) A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll nds most Calgarians are not in favour
of immediately renaming Calgary International Airport after outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper
though 19% support doing so and 45% would be open to the idea at a later date. With 1,073 respondents
the poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.99 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
There's a relatively small group of people who support renaming the airport immediately and a relatively
small number that are opposed no matter the circumstance but most are open-minded to the idea in the
future, said Quito Maggi, President of Mainstreet Research. This is probably the wrong time to poll this
question and the wrong time for this idea - he just lost the election. I think the idea would have more
traction in the future, but not now.
1 in 5 Calgarians arent sure what to make of the proposal, so there is room for both sides to argue their
case, but for now the vast majority are happy to leave Calgary International Airport the way it is. Theyre
not saying no forever, but not now, he nished.

ABOUT MAINSTREET
Mainstreet is a national public research rm. With 20 years of political experience at all three levels of
government, President and CEO Quito Maggi is a respected commentator on Canadian public aairs.
Dierentiated by its large sample sizes, Mainstreet Research has provided accurate snapshots of public
opinion, having predicted a majority NDP government in Alberta, a majority Liberal government in British
Columbia and a majority Liberal government in Ontario. Mainstreet has been the most accurate polling rm
in several by elections and the most recent Toronto mayoral election. Most recently, Mainstreet was the
only polling rm to correctly predict a Liberal majority government in the 2015 federal election.
-30Available for Interview from Toronto: Quito Maggi, quito@mainstreetresearch.ca
For more information: David Valentin, (613) 698-5524 - david@mainstreetresearch.ca

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Recently, a suggestion to re-name Calgary International Airport after outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper
LEANING AND DECIDED
has been in the news. Some supporters say Stephen Harper is the longest serving Prime Minister from Western
Canada and it would be a tting tribute, while some critics say it would be inappropriate to re-name the airport
after a living person. In your opinion should the Calgary International Airport be re-named after Stephen
Harper immediately, or not?

19%

19%

18%

45%

Yes, Immediately

YES, IMMEDIATELY
NO, NOT NOW
NO, DO NOT SUPPORT
NOT SURE

No, Not Now

No, Do Not Support

Not Sure

18-34
14%
40%
24%
23%

65+ Male Female


20% 20%
17%
45% 42% 47%
15% 17%
18%
21% 20%
17%

35-49
19%
45%
17%
19%

50-64
21%
46%
16%
17%

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Recently, a suggestion to re-name Calgary International Airport after outgoing Prime Minister
Stephen Harper has been in the news. Some supporters say Stephen Harper is the longest
serving Prime Minister from Western Canada and it would be a tting tribute, while some
critics say it would be inappropriate to re-name the airport after a living person. In your
opinion should the Calgary International Airport be re-named after Stephen Harper
immediately, or not?
Support immediately re-naming the airport after Stephen Harper
Would consider re-naming the airport in the future, but not now
Do not support re-naming the airport
Not sure

Mainstreet is a national public research rm. With 20 years of political experience at all three
levels of government, President and CEO Quito Maggi is a respected commentator on Canadian
public aairs.
Dierentiated by its large sample sizes, Mainstreet Research has provided accurate snapshots of
public opinion, having predicted a majority NDP government in Alberta, a majority Liberal
government in British Columbia and a majority Liberal government in Ontario. Mainstreet has
been the most accurate polling rm in several by elections and the most recent Toronto mayoral
election. Most recently, Mainstreet was the only polling rm to correctly predict a Liberal majority
government in the 2015 federal election.

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