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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...

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 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...

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 in the federal election campaign. This reflects a broader focus...

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...

Arming Saudi Arabia: The Collision of Values and Business

A look back at four polls which have addressed the export of arms to Saudi Arabia with a focus on the inherent challenge of reconciling the public's desire for an ethical policy with the realities of arms exports.

Sick Notes | A Classic Public Trust Issue

Sick notes are a poor solution for employers and bad for government. For minor illnesses, they use up physician...

Canadians Strongly Opposed to Allowing Statistics Canada to Access Personal Information

It probably came as a surprise to Canadians when they heard the Statistic Canada plan to access personal information...

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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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Public Policy

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...

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...

Arming Saudi Arabia: The Collision of Values and Business

A look back at four polls which have addressed the export of arms to Saudi Arabia with a focus on the inherent challenge of reconciling the public's desire for an ethical policy with the realities of arms exports.

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,...

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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Holiday Season | December

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

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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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