|6 in 10 Canadians oppose|
Bell takeover of Astral.
Disapproval highest in Ontario; among Bloc supporters
One quarter approve of this takeover (24%), and 1-in-7 has no opinion (16%).
Disapproval was highest among Canadians living outside of Manitoba / Saskatchewan, especially in Ontario (64%), as well as federal Bloc and NDP supporters (78%, 65%, respectively). Males were more likely to approve of this merger than were females.
"Media concentration might appear to be wonkery, but it is clear that Canadians have their own opinions about who should own the national airwaves," said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.