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Coronavirus: Muted Rising Public Fear [Updated]

Fear is a powerful motivator. Maybe the most powerful. For a number of reasons, the Coronavirus (Covid-19)...

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...

Is Democracy Working? Satisfaction with Democracy in Canada

The 2019 federal election exacerbated regional tensions in Canada. While regional premiers were already opposed to key...

Feeling Better Off than Parents? | January

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

Holiday Season | December

Each year it seems that the very...

Gig Economy: New Economy or More of the Same?

The 'gig' economy is not new. Informal work arrangements have always been part of the economy. What...

Christmas is Too Commercial

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

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...

Climate Change is all about Balance

The environment has taken front and centre...

United Nations: Canadians Continue to Support Organization

Canadians, as goes the collective, lore are international and global in perspective. Especially, in relation to...

Voting Early: The Paradox of Political Participation

Canadians are, these days, moving toward an election defined in terms of two distinct election periods. While...

Canadians Feel a 2019 Recession is in the Air [Pollara]

After a three year positive trend in feelings about the economy, the Pollara Strategic Insights’ Economic Outlook...

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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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Coronavirus: Muted Rising Public Fear [Updated]

Fear is a powerful motivator. Maybe the most powerful. For a number of reasons, the Coronavirus (Covid-19)...

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...

Is Democracy Working? Satisfaction with Democracy in Canada

The 2019 federal election exacerbated regional tensions in Canada. While regional premiers were already opposed to key...

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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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,...

Little Support for Banning “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

When you pull a holiday classic from the radio, like "Baby It's...

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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