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Anticipating a continued population increase, Sooke should:

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Given the following list, what are your TOP THREE election issues?

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On or before May 9, I am voting for:

  • Scott Burton Libertarian Party (2%, 1 Votes)
  • John Horgan, BC NDP (incumbant) (47%, 31 Votes)
  • William Nelson, Vancouver Island Party (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Cathy Noel, BC Liberal Party (24%, 16 Votes)
  • Brendan Ralfs, B.C. Green Party (15%, 10 Votes)
  • No one (destroyed ballot) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • No one (can't or won't vote) (8%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 66

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Are you voting in the provincial election?

  • Yes, I plan to (92%, 23 Votes)
  • No, I can't (0%, 0 Votes)
  • No, I don't care (8%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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Daylight savings time should:

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February's Family Day in BC should fall on

  • The second week (16%, 8 Votes)
  • The third week (46%, 23 Votes)
  • No preference (38%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 50

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Would you like to see a Sooke-based radio station?

  • Yes (76%, 31 Votes)
  • No (24%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 41

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The federal Liberal's decision to nix electoral reform:

  • Infuriates me, as they got elected in part because of this promise. (46%, 32 Votes)
  • Disappoints me, but lies are par for the course. (26%, 18 Votes)
  • Huh? What's electoral reform? (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Pleases me, as the current system is working just fine. (20%, 14 Votes)
  • Jubilation! I'm doing a happy dance. (4%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 70

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Who do you want to see as the next US President

  • Hillary Clinton (75%, 113 Votes)
  • Donald Trump (25%, 38 Votes)

Total Voters: 151

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New Year's Resolutions:

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Sooke PocketNews is:

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My gender is:

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My age group is:

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When should Christmas first appear in stores?

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Timely knowledge of road closures and detours due to emergencies is:

  • Critical (88%, 331 Votes)
  • Occasionally useful (11%, 43 Votes)
  • Unimportant (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 375

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Who do you want to see as the next US President

  • Hillary Clinton (75%, 113 Votes)
  • Donald Trump (25%, 38 Votes)

Total Voters: 151

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Plastic shopping bags should be

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Your boss is hiring. You've been called for a reference. The question is put to you: "Would you work for them again?"

  • In a heartbeat (37%, 33 Votes)
  • Whatever (16%, 14 Votes)
  • I'd rather chew my leg off (48%, 43 Votes)

Total Voters: 89

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Which statement is most important to you: Minimum wage ...

  • Should be a living wage (68%, 138 Votes)
  • Is for entry level jobs, thus is below living wage (19%, 39 Votes)
  • Must be affordable by businesses (12%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 202

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The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Sooke in the summer is:

  • The Potholes (49%, 112 Votes)
  • Camping (6%, 14 Votes)
  • Hiking (3%, 7 Votes)
  • Festivals (3%, 6 Votes)
  • Fishing (7%, 17 Votes)
  • Vacation (2%, 5 Votes)
  • Staycation (11%, 25 Votes)
  • Aack! The kids! (1%, 3 Votes)
  • On the water (8%, 18 Votes)
  • Gardening (9%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 226

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If a provincial election were held now, how would you vote?

  • Liberal (21%, 66 Votes)
  • NDP (38%, 121 Votes)
  • Green (17%, 54 Votes)
  • Vancouver Island Party (13%, 42 Votes)
  • Other (4%, 14 Votes)
  • Spoiled ballot (3%, 9 Votes)
  • None (3%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 315

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Sooke is a safe place to live

  • True (84%, 233 Votes)
  • False (16%, 45 Votes)

Total Voters: 278

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According to CRA, Sooke PocketNews is an online newspaper; according to some in Sooke, SPN is a blog or "social media." According to you, SPN is:

  • An online newspaper (81%, 167 Votes)
  • A blog (10%, 20 Votes)
  • Social media (9%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 205

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If a municipal election were held this month, I would:

  • Not vote. I never vote (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Vote to re-elect all or most of the current Council (13%, 17 Votes)
  • Vote to re-elect some of the current Council (72%, 92 Votes)
  • Vote for anybody but the current Council (13%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 128

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The roadsides beds in uptown Sooke have been filled with rocks. What do you think?

  • Hit: I love it (22%, 30 Votes)
  • Miss: I hate it (51%, 71 Votes)
  • Meh: Whatever (27%, 38 Votes)

Total Voters: 139

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Elections in Canada should: (Choose up to four)

  • Stay First-Past-The-Post (7%, 14 Votes)
  • Be by proportional representation (21%, 40 Votes)
  • Be by preferential voting (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Be compulsory (13%, 26 Votes)
  • Be optional (8%, 15 Votes)
  • Drop voter age to 16 (9%, 18 Votes)
  • Keep voter age at 18 (15%, 29 Votes)
  • Limit the PM to two terms (8 years) (15%, 29 Votes)
  • Continue unlimited PM terms (10%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 62

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If Sooke were in the US, who would get your vote?

  • Hilary Clinton (33%, 87 Votes)
  • Bernie Sanders (53%, 139 Votes)
  • Donald Trump (10%, 27 Votes)
  • Ted Cruz (4%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 263

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Should SEAPARC borrow $750,000 to purchase the property on Throup Rd

  • I'm voting Yes (58%, 62 Votes)
  • I'm voting No (25%, 27 Votes)
  • I need more info (15%, 16 Votes)
  • I'm not voting (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 106

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How do you feel about having a medical marijuana dispensary in Sooke

  • Great! (50%, 109 Votes)
  • Horrible! (19%, 42 Votes)
  • Undecided. I need more info (12%, 26 Votes)
  • I don't really care (19%, 41 Votes)

Total Voters: 218

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The most effective way to deal with the rise of property crime in Sooke is:

  • Hire more RCMP (27%, 43 Votes)
  • A formal block watch program (38%, 59 Votes)
  • More DIY: lighting and security cams (15%, 23 Votes)
  • Take matters into your own hands (11%, 17 Votes)
  • Other (10%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 157

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The current mayor and council ...

  • Have my full trust (15%, 31 Votes)
  • Cause me some concern (40%, 82 Votes)
  • Are failing (38%, 78 Votes)
  • Huh? Who are they? (7%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 205

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How do you feel about having a Tim Hortons in Sooke?

  • Love it (52%, 257 Votes)
  • Like it (18%, 90 Votes)
  • Hate it (30%, 147 Votes)

Total Voters: 494

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How prepared are you for an earthquake?

  • My kits (home, work and car) are all in place (16%, 18 Votes)
  • My home kit is done (19%, 22 Votes)
  • My home kit is mostly together (17%, 19 Votes)
  • My home kit is mentally together (21%, 24 Votes)
  • I'm not prepared, and not worried about it (28%, 32 Votes)

Total Voters: 115

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When it comes to New Year's Resolutions, I tend to:

  • Make them, then break them (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Make them and keep them (25%, 6 Votes)
  • Not make them (71%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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The single most important safety improvement that Highway 14 needs is:

  • To be straighter (7%, 12 Votes)
  • To be wider (two lanes, all the way) (41%, 72 Votes)
  • To have better lighting (20%, 36 Votes)
  • To have the painted lines be more visible (21%, 37 Votes)
  • To have a higher speed limit (4%, 7 Votes)
  • To have a lower speed limit (1%, 2 Votes)
  • To be better monitored by police (6%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 177

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Now that the construction is mostly complete, what do you think of the roundabout?

  • Whoo hoo! Love it. (78%, 125 Votes)
  • Meh. It's OK. (14%, 22 Votes)
  • Bah humbug. Hate it (8%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 160

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Tax payers are footing the bill for two nannies for PM Trudeau's kids. What do you think?

  • That's OK. He is very busy looking after Canada, so Canadians can pay for the nannies (14%, 23 Votes)
  • That's a bit hypocritical. He opposed child care credits for high-income earners during the campaign. (42%, 71 Votes)
  • His wife should be doing that. She's not otherwise employed. (14%, 23 Votes)
  • That's OK. He's one of the few PMs ever young enough to have child-care aged children. I'm OK with what comes with that. (30%, 51 Votes)

Total Voters: 168

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Do you bring your own bags when you go shopping?

  • Always (41%, 20 Votes)
  • Sometimes (51%, 25 Votes)
  • Never (8%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 49

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Would you use a Bottle Drive Announcement service from SPN? You can choose up to TWO answers.

  • No (19%, 6 Votes)
  • Yes, I would POST a bottle drive (28%, 9 Votes)
  • Yes, I would SEEK a bottle drive (53%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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The speed limit on Sooke Road (in the 60km/hr zone) is

  • Too fast (7%, 10 Votes)
  • Too slow (52%, 76 Votes)
  • Just right (41%, 61 Votes)

Total Voters: 147

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If you knew the local restaurants' daily specials, would you be more inclined to dine out, in Sooke?

  • Yes (74%, 48 Votes)
  • No (26%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 65

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What is your main local news source?

  • Sooke PocketNews (70%, 31 Votes)
  • Printed News (7%, 3 Votes)
  • Social Media (16%, 7 Votes)
  • News? I was looking for a cat video! (7%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 44

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Would you use Sooke-only classifieds on SPN? Select ALL that apply.

  • Yes, I would post items (43%, 6 Votes)
  • Yes, I would browse items (57%, 8 Votes)
  • No, I'm happy with other classifieds elsewhere (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

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For whom are you voting?

  • Libertarian (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Greens (14%, 8 Votes)
  • Liberals (9%, 5 Votes)
  • Conservatives (18%, 10 Votes)
  • NDP (48%, 27 Votes)
  • I'm not, because I can't (4%, 2 Votes)
  • I'm not voting. It's pointless. (5%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 56

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School starts Sept 8. Are you

  • Delighted that the kids are back in school (28%, 5 Votes)
  • NOT looking forward to the school-time traffic snarls (39%, 7 Votes)
  • Uninterested, as you don't have kids (17%, 3 Votes)
  • Upset, that your inner most thoughts don't appear to be listed (17%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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Was the federal election called too early?

  • Yes (78%, 31 Votes)
  • No (23%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 40

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Where do you stand on Climate change? Choose up to two.

  • I'm working toward a solution (45%, 10 Votes)
  • I'm hoping that things will change (18%, 4 Votes)
  • There's nothing I can do about it (9%, 2 Votes)
  • It's the normal rhythm of nature (27%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 18

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How are you managing with the Roundabout Construction in Sooke Central (select all that apply)

  • I leave a few minutes early (34%, 20 Votes)
  • I use a detour route (47%, 28 Votes)
  • I have an extra shot of caffeine (3%, 2 Votes)
  • I get mad and stay that way for a while (2%, 1 Votes)
  • I get mad and get over it just as quickly (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Construction? What construction? (12%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 48

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Do you know who you are voting for in the upcoming Oct 19 Federal Election?

  • Yes (78%, 52 Votes)
  • I'm undecided (19%, 13 Votes)
  • I can't vote (3%, 2 Votes)
  • I won't vote (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 67

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Who did best on the MacLean's National Leaders Debate? Pick up to TWO

  • Elizabeth May (Greens) (27%, 15 Votes)
  • Justin Trudeau (Liberals) (11%, 6 Votes)
  • Thomas Mulcair (NDP) (44%, 24 Votes)
  • Stephen Harper (Conservatives) (18%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 39

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