By BRIAN LILLEY, PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU
November 3, 2010
OTTAWA – One in four Canadians say they are mad as hell and won’t take it anymore.
The finding comes from a poll conducted by Ottawa’s Abacus Research that checked the mood of the country at a time when Canadian politicians are looking across the U.S. border and seeing what a volatile public can do come election time. On Tuesday, angry voters and the Tea Party movement turfed congressmen and senators and handed control of the House of Representatives back to the Republicans.
“There doesn’t seem to be a Tea Party effect building yet in Canada,” said David Coletto, president of Abacus. “But I think something to worry about is that not only are Canadians pessimistic, they feel they don’t have a voice.”