Majority of Canadians want to take the Trump name off Canadian towers: poll

It seems Canadians want the Donald Trump to leave the country for good, according to a new poll.

The poll from the Angus Reid Institute shows 62 per cent of people in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal want the Trump name off towers in Toronto and Vancouver.

But only half of people who live in rural Canada agree the Trump name should go.

Majority of Canadians want to take the Trump name off Canadian towers: poll - image
Angus Reid Institute

Close to three-quarters (74 per cent) of people polled also agreed Trump is getting too much attention, while only two per cent believe he is receiving too little attention.

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The poll also found two-thirds of Canadians (67 per cent) disagree with Trump’s statement calling for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” with 63 per cent of responders agreeing that Trump is “bad for society.”

Public calls to remove the name from the towers have come from Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, as well as at least one Toronto City Councillor.

Even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is weighing in on the Trump issue.

“I actually have confidence in Americans that they’re not going to engage fully in the divisive politics that we’re seeing,” he told Global News after being asked about his thoughts on Trump.

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The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto is owned by a private real estate development company called Talon International Development, as well as other investors and condo owners, but the Trump Organization operates the hotel.

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The survey also found Saskatchewanians are more inclined to agree with Trump than the rest of Canada. It’s the only province where more than half of respondents (53 per cent) agreed with the statement that Trump is “good for society,” whereas only 41 per cent or fewer agreed in every other province.

Complete results and demographics of the survey can be found on the Angus Reid website.

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The question surrounding the Trump name in brands isn’t limited to Canadians. In Dubai, a multi-billion dollar housing development and golf course distanced itself from the presidential candidate by removing the Trump branding, and the letters that appeared to spell his name on a stone wall were pulled down.

And in the United States, New York legislators plan to introduce an “Anything but Trump Act” aimed at removing the Trump name from an undeveloped park.

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With files from the Canadian Press. 


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