Hot and Bothered in Canada

Focuses on a survey of Canadians taken by the Compas polling company. Percentage that fantasize about having sex with a co-worker; Percentage that actually had an affair with a colleague; Reasons for survey results.

By Camille Chatterjee, published March 1, 1999 - last reviewed on June 9, 2016

Think of our northern neighbors as mild-mannered? Think again. A survey of1,479 Canadians taken by the Compas polling company found that 35% fantasize about having sex with a co-worker, and 18% actually had an affair with a colleague. Only natural, says Toronto psychologist David Factor, Ph.D., since "people now spend more time at work than they do with their family."