The Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC) and ESOMAR are pleased to join with the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) to present a full day session on the accuracy of Canadian electoral polling at WAPOR’s annual conference taking place in Toronto from May 19 to May 22 in Toronto. The session will take place on Tuesday, May 21, starting at 10:30.
The session will feature presentations on polling accuracy from Jon Puleston, Kantar; Christopher Adams, St. Paul’s College at the University of Manitoba; and Claire Durand, University of Montreal. The presentations will be followed by two panel discussions. The first panel, titled “The Challenges of Public Opinion Research in Canada” features presentations by Darrel Bricker, Ipsos Public Affairs; Christian Bourque, Leger; Christopher Adams, St. Paul’s College at the University of Manitoba; Annie Pettit, MORSCanada; and Adam Radwanski, The Globe and Mail. The second panel, titled “Overcoming the Challenges and Assuring the Future of Public Opinion Research in Canada” features Éric Grenier, CBC; Frank Graves, EKOS Research Associates; and Christian Bourque, Leger. The sessions will be chaired by three WAPOR presidents — current president Marita Carballo, and past presidents Claire Durand and Kathy Frankovic. View the full description of the session and register on the WAPOR website.
“With the upcoming federal election in October, this is an excellent opportunity to learn about the best practices for overcoming challenges and enhancing the accuracy of public opinion research in Canada,” stated CRIC’s Chair Barry Watson.
Anyone interested in public affairs, political science, public opinion research or journalism is encouraged to attend the session, which is free for those already registered for the full WAPOR conference.
Ticket prices have been subsidized by the hosting organizations to encourage a big attendance at this important event, only a few months ahead of the October federal elections. Members of the public who are not registered for the WAPOR conference can attend the WAPOR-ESOMAR-CRIC session for only $55, including lunch. Members of the media can contact [email protected] for a complimentary media pass to attend the session.