Majority of Manitobans and entrepreneurs support secret ballot voting for union certification

Winnipeg, June 20, 2016 – Manitobans support reinstating the secret ballot vote for union certification, according to the latest poll results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

A public opinion poll conducted by NRG Research Group on behalf of CFIB found 71 per cent of Manitobans believe all workers should have the right to a secret ballot vote in the union certification process. A CFIB member survey also found 68 per cent of Manitoba small business owners support secret ballot votes for union certification. Full poll results are below.

“Secret ballot voting is a cornerstone of our democratic tradition,” said Marilyn Braun-Pollon, CFIB’s Vice-President, Prairie & Agri-business. “CFIB commends the Manitoba government for bringing forth legislation to ensure Manitoba labour laws provide all workers with access to secret ballot votes and respects the will of Manitobans.”

Manitoba General Public

Small Business Owners

To arrange an interview with Marilyn Braun-Pollon, Vice-President Prairie and Agri-business please contact (204) 982-0817, 1 888 234-2232 or email You can follow Marilyn on Twitter @cfibMB.

CFIB is Canada’s largest association of small- and medium-sized businesses with 109,000 members (4,800 in Manitoba) across every sector and region.