The Nanos Research poll conducted for The Globe and Mail and La Presse found that 58 per cent of Canadians who are aware of the protests have a favourable or somewhat favorable impression of them.I'm pleased to see these numbers. It confirms what I thought I was seeing and hearing from people in the course of my day. Canadians are worried about their jobs, or if they will find a job. The poll also suggests Canadians are worried about their savings.
Perhaps not surprising is that 70% of those under 30 support the protests and people in BC and Quebec are the strongest regions in support of the #occupy movement.
It may be time for the Mayors of Vancouver and Calgary to calm down and leave the protests alone.