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The 2021 Federal Election: A Tale of the Election Polls

Although we do not have data going back before the 2019 federal election from the Public Polls...

2021 in the Polls

The public polls in 2020 were overwhelming driven by the pandemic. It seemed that virtually everything was...

Support Strong for Federal Pandemic Spending

Even after being reminded that the government has already spent $350 billion on the pandemic, support remains...

Social Progress versus Economic Growth in a Post-Pandemic World

Canadians are divided about what should be the post-pandemic focus. Half want to prioritize social progress (improved...

Canadians Approve Active Organ Donor Registration

Every year there is a shortage of organ donors in Canada. Canada requires people to choose to...

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...

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 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....

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...

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The 2021 Federal Election: A Tale of the Election Polls

Although we do not have data going back before the 2019 federal election from the Public Polls...

Support Strong for Federal Pandemic Spending

Even after being reminded that the government has already spent $350 billion on the pandemic, support remains...

Social Progress versus Economic Growth in a Post-Pandemic World

Canadians are divided about what should be the post-pandemic focus. Half want to prioritize social progress (improved...

Canadians Approve Active Organ Donor Registration

Every year there is a shortage of organ donors in Canada. Canada requires people to choose to...

Assisted Dying: the Challenge of Aligning Policy with Public Opinion

In 2017, assisted dying, that is the ability to request that a physician provide help in ending...

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...

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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,...

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A country of free-traders?

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

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

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The 2021 Federal Election: A Tale of the Election Polls

Although we do not have data going...

2021 in the Polls

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