COMPAS Poll/Survey
October 30, 2006

U.S. Congressional Election and Canada: CanAm Relations Best Ever, Border Movement the Big Issue, Democratic Victory Might Help Canada

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance

Canada’s relations with the United States are the best in a longtime thanks to Harper’s election, according to the COMPAS panel of CEOs and business leaders. Yet, paradoxically many of these panelists also believe that Canada might benefit if the Democratic party made gains in the upcoming mid-term Congressional elections.

The key bilateral issue, say the panelists, is the trans-border shipment of goods. This remains a major problem. No single issue, indeed no cluster of issues, matches cross-border movement as a concern.

Looking to other bilateral economic issues, some panelists are beginning to see the possibility of a U.S. quest for greater ownership and control of Canadian petroleum resources.

These are the principal findings from the weekly business web-survey conducted by COMPAS for the Financial Post under sponsorship of BDO Dunwoody LLP.

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