Environics Poll Indicates 8/10 Voters Want Illegal Billboards Removed & Increased Fines, 7/10 Want a Reduction in General

    TORONTO, Nov. 1 /CNW/ - In the run-up to the new billboard bylaw, an
Environics survey commissioned by the BCBF Alliance indicates that a strong
majority of Torontonians support enhanced protections for public space.
    78% of the general population and 8/10 of municipal voters support "the
city removing billboards that violate city bylaws and implementing fines to a
level that discourages future violations." (For more information on illegal
billboards please visit http://www.illegalsigns.ca)
    68% of the general population and 7/10 of municipal voters are in support
of "the city working to reduce billboards and corporate posters in general."
This result clearly positions civic space advocates as a public interest group
- rather than treatment or portrayal as a fringe, or special interest.
    The survey was limited to people living in the City of Toronto and has an
actionable margin of error at +/- 6.7% (19/20).

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