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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 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...

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...

When the Governor General is the News

Governor General's are generally not very newsworthy and tend to be front and centre for charity work and official...

Physical and Mental Health Assessments of Canadians [Ipsos/Global News Poll]

A recent Global News Poll conducted by Ipsos is a compelling look at how we think about our health....

Views of Our Southern Neighbour [Pew Research Center]

The United States is Canada's closest neighbour but our affection for the country has clearly taken a sharp decline...

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[Feature] Same sex marriage became majority opinion

The evolution of Canadian beliefs about same-sex marriage provide...

[Feature] Tax That! Many Canadians Would Support Small Business Tax Changes

The small business tax changes introduced by the Canadian...

A country of free-traders?

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

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Public Policy

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.

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...

Lifestyle

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

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

Physical and Mental Health Assessments of Canadians [Ipsos/Global News Poll]

A recent Global News Poll conducted by Ipsos is a compelling look at how...

Home is Where the Heart is… Housing Desires and Worries

There is some evidence that the housing market in many urban markets have cooled....

Canadians Planning to Spend Less on Home Renos [CIBC]

Renovations | Declining Spend Planned Renovation spending is an interesting bellwether for the housing market...

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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The Impact of Government on Your Life | November

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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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Polling in Canada: Online Reigns but Telephone Still Relevant

Online research is the most important public opinion research...