First, the war on
Opposition to the war is huge in
, where 82 per cent of respondents said the invasion was the wrong decision. That's a major reversal from five years ago, during the early days of the conflict, when 51 per cent of poll respondents said Canadian troops should jump to the aid of the Canada . United States
It's also a change that is being reflected south of the border where 54 per cent of American respondents to this month's survey said their country never should have become involved militarily in
I don’t recall the war polling that high in
Opposition leader Stephen Harper has told Fox News in the
U.S.that most Canadians outside Quebecsupport the U.S.-led invasion of , despite our government's decision not to take part in the war. Iraq
In an interview with the American TV network, Harper said he endorsed the war and said he was speaking "for the silent majority" of Canadians. Only in
, with its "pacifist tradition," are most people opposed to the war, Harper said. Quebec
OK, I guess they were calling it the
And finally, the poll suggests that Canadian support for same-sex marriage is growing. Two years ago, 55 per cent of Canadians surveyed said they would not want to repeal the law that allows the unions. The more recent survey found that 68 per cent of respondents back gay marriage.
Support in the
is not as strong; just 44 per cent of people polled in that country said they are in favour. United States
These numbers aren’t surprising, but they are reassuring. They show Canadians are a reasonable, understanding people. Many weren’t too comfortable with the idea of same-sex marriage a few years ago. But now that we’re there, and the sky hasn’t fallen, they see it’s not such a big deal. We’re evolving as a society, and moving forward. Even if some want to take us backward.