Breakfast Buzz: How safe would you rank Saskatoon?

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WATCH ABOVE: What is the safest Canadian city? A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll shows Canadians believe it's the country's capital. Christa Dao breaks down the numbers here in the province to see what Canadians think of both Regina and Saskatoon – Aug 16, 2016

Which Canadian city would you rank as the safest?

A new poll by Mainstreet/Postmedia shows Canadians have an optimistic view of crime rates in Saskatchewan’s two main cities.

READ MORE: Canadians perceive Regina as safer than Saskatoon: new poll

Despite Saskatoon and Regina having the highest crime rates according to Statistics Canada, the poll shows Canadians believe the two cities to be safer than Toronto, Montreal, and Winnipeg.

The poll asked more than 4,000 people to rank 15 of Canada’s major cities in order from safest to least safe. Regina placed as the sixth most safe, Saskatoon eleventh.

READ MORE: Saskatoon has highest reported crime rate in country for 2015

Mainstreet Research president Quito Maggi believes this has to do with the media attention Premier Brad Wall gets outside of Saskatchewan.

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“He’s standing up for pipelines, energy sector, other issues that are important to Saskatchewan so that’s the type of news stories that comes out of Regina,” he said.

But for those living in Saskatchewan, how safe would you rank Saskatoon?

Today on the Breakfast Buzz we want you to give the Bridge City a safety ranking.

Be sure to comment with your thoughts and watch Global News Morning at 7:55 a.m. CT to see if we pull up your comment.

With files from  and


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