A new poll by by Mainstreet/Postmedia puts Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson at the bottom of the pile when it comes to mayoral approval in Canda’s major cities.
The poll put Robertson at just a 50% approval rating from voters – a far cry from the highest approval rating of 79% for the mayor of Ottawa.
Interestingly, the poll was taken January 3 and 4 – right around the time Vancouver was dealing with the fallout from a whack of winter weather – with the city being criticized on its handling of the situation and Robertson seemingly remaining silent throughout the whole ordeal.
There has also been criticism directed Robertson’s way on the city’s aggressive approach to building more bike lanes, while traffic and commuter routes remain crowded with cars.
In addition, the ever-present issue of affordable housing continues to be a concern for residents in the city.
- City crews salting and sanding side streets and crosswalks in Vancouver (PHOTOS)
- Icy conditions greet Tuesday commuters
- Vancouver streets are so icy people have been skating on them
- Proposed separated bike lane in front of Vancouver General Hospital ER prompts safety concerns
- Over 5,000 people sign petition against Commercial Drive bike lanes
- $4-million luxury home sales in Vancouver up 36% in 2016
- 10 endangered heritage sites in Vancouver
- 10,800 homes remain empty in Vancouver: City Hall
- 20 condo towers planned for new 48-acre Southgate neighbourhood at Edmonds Station
A total of 614 Vancouverites were contacted over the phone by Mainstreet during the two-day poll.
The margin of error ranged between plus or minus 4%, 19 times out of 20
10 cities in Canada and their mayoral approval ratings
- Ottawa – 79%
- Saskatoon – 72%
- Calgary – 65%
- Montreal – 62%
- Edmonton – 58%
- Toronto – 55%
- Regina – 54 %
- Winnipeg – 53%
- Windsor – 51 %
- Vancouver – 50%