Health Care

PCs’ pollster asking about constitution colleges, paying for well being care

A ballot carried out by the Progressive Conservative’s pollster — obtained by QP Briefing — is asking Ontarians whether or not they suppose there must be extra “alternative” in schooling and if they need to have the ability to pay for well being care “to get higher service.”

The ballot asks dozens of questions on voter priorities, how effectively every occasion chief carried out on these priorities in the course of the election, how Ontarians voted (and in the event that they did not, why not), and extra.

The ballot was carried out by Marketing campaign Analysis, which has achieved a ballot for PC Caucus Providers lately. It is partially owned by Nick Kouvalis who offers polling and recommendation to the Ford marketing campaign. QP Briefing reached out to each Kouvalis and the PC Caucus Providers, however neither offered a right away response. A spokesperson for the premier’s workplace mentioned the ballot was not carried out on behalf of the federal government.

The survey requested Ontarians to say whether or not they agree or disagree with a number of statements, together with “I ought to have the ability to pay for my very own health-care to get higher service in Ontario” and “the federal government of Ontario ought to enable for extra alternative in schooling, akin to non-public and/or constitution colleges.”

A December 2021 ballot by Ipsos indicated that simply over half of Ontarians suppose the federal government ought to enable extra entry to personal well being care, as long as medically-required care stays public.

On the heels of an extremely low turnout election, the ballot additionally asks whether or not Ontarians discovered the election marketing campaign “thrilling,” “boring,” or in the event that they paid it any thoughts.

It additionally requested how necessary it’s to Ontarians that the following authorities handle the pandemic to “cut back general deaths” and for respondents’ opinions on which politicians would greatest “make sure that individuals and companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can survive.”

Respondents have been then requested to check how PC Chief Doug Ford, former NDP chief Andrea Horwath, and former Liberal chief Steven Del Duca fared on the problems in the course of the marketing campaign — and to fee their general efficiency as a celebration chief.

Kouvalis was additionally a lobbyist in 2020 and 2021. His firm, Sandfields Company, represented six purchasers from Might 2020 to June 2021, in accordance with the lobbyist registry. He would not have any energetic registrations, and his previous work is listed as inactive, the registry exhibits.

Kouvalis has additionally labored for Toronto Main John Tory, former BC premier Kristy Clark, and former Toronto main Rob Ford.