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Life after Isolation: How the Pandemic Might Change Everything or Nothing about the Post-COVID-19 Workplace

Predicting the future is always a task for the brave or the foolish. When history offers clear...

Is Concern with COVID-19 Cratering or Just Levelling off in Canada?

We have reached a pivot point in the COVID-19 impact in Canada. While Canadians were slow to...

COVID-19 Polls: Public Opinion in the Time of Pandemic

2020 will be the year of COVID-19 polls. As the Coronavirus spread throughout Canada, polling companies expanded...

Coronavirus: The Stages of Public Concern [Updated April 20]

Fear is a powerful motivator. Maybe the most powerful. And, we have entered the closest thing to...

The Robots are Coming, the Robots are Coming

We are well down the path towards machine’s replacing human work. The robots are coming. In fact,...

Culture Change: Public Reactions to 20 Years of Change

A lot of culture change has occurred...

Is Democracy Working? Satisfaction with Democracy in Canada

The 2019 federal election exacerbated regional tensions...

Feeling Better Off than Parents? | January

Almost half of Canadians think they are better off than their parents were at their current age....

All the Polls Fit to Print: 2019 in the Polls

Public polls tell us a lot about what is on the minds of Canadians. Or at least...

Holiday Season | December

Each year it seems that the very question of the meaning of the holidays gets asked more...

Gig Economy: New Economy or More of the Same?

The 'gig' economy is not new. Informal...

Christmas is Too Commercial

It is that time of year. With...

Libertarianism: How Canadians in the 1980s Saw Personal Autonomy

The 1980s are an interesting decade. Baby Boomers entered the workforce, got married and had kids. The...

The Impact of Government on Your Life | November

A recent Environics Institute survey finds that only a minority of Canadians (33%) think that government has...

Climate Change is all about Balance

The environment has taken front and centre in the federal election campaign. This reflects a broader focus...

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Handle with Care: Trudeau, Trump and the Canadian Public

As the initial volleys of a trade war are...

Pipeline Drama | Political Theatre Upstages Fundamental Policy Debate

The expansion of the Kinder Morgan or Trans Mountain...

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Life after Isolation: How the Pandemic Might Change Everything or Nothing about the Post-COVID-19 Workplace

Predicting the future is always a task for the brave or the foolish. When history offers clear...

Is Concern with COVID-19 Cratering or Just Levelling off in Canada?

We have reached a pivot point in the COVID-19 impact in Canada. While Canadians were slow to...

COVID-19 Polls: Public Opinion in the Time of Pandemic

2020 will be the year of COVID-19 polls. As the Coronavirus spread throughout Canada, polling companies expanded...

Coronavirus: The Stages of Public Concern [Updated April 20]

Fear is a powerful motivator. Maybe the most powerful. And, we have entered the closest thing to...

The Robots are Coming, the Robots are Coming

We are well down the path towards machine’s replacing human work. The robots are coming. In fact,...

Culture Change: Public Reactions to 20 Years of Change

A lot of culture change has occurred in the past 20 years. Last year, the Pew Research...

Lifestyle

Holiday Season | December

Each year it seems that the very question of the meaning of...

Gig Economy: New Economy or More of the Same?

The 'gig' economy is not new. Informal work arrangements have always been...

Christmas is Too Commercial

It is that time of year. With pre-Christmas sales already well underway,...

International affairs

A country of free-traders?

Trump's threat to cancel NAFTA and the series of...

Free Trade Benefits |

In the abstract, Canadians value free trade. A recent...

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Feeling Better Off than Parents? | January

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Libertarianism: How Canadians in the 1980s Saw Personal Autonomy

The 1980s are an interesting decade. Baby Boomers entered the workforce, got...

[CORA Archive] Waning support for capital punishment

Capital punishment has not been a feature of the Canadian justice system for some...

[CORA Archive] Are you a feminist?

With Merriam-Webster naming "feminism" the word of the year, we look back into the Canadian...

Prostitution: A Tale of Permissiveness or Understanding

When Canadians were asked about prostitution 17 years ago, the clear position of a...

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