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Canadians who work with advisors have sticky relationship

A recent Environics survey conducted for Systelos found that among those who use a financial advisor (only 29% use an advisor), only 12% have...

The Debt Trap… as interest rates rise, public concern rises

There is a growing concern about personal debt and the impact of rising interest rates in Canada. In January we reported on an earlier...

Breaking the bank… the January spending hangover

Canadians underestimated the amount of holiday shopping they would do in December and their overspending produced significantly more debt. In fact 42% went over...

Are Consumers Critical Enough of Their Financial Advisors?

Financial advisors and their clients. It is an awkward relationship because it is on-going, there is, presumably a difference in knowledge, and because we...

33% of Canadians have Nothing Left After They Pay Their Bills

A new poll conducted for MNP LTD by Ipsos shows that many Canadians have little financial flexibility from month to month and that rising...

Canadians more positive about debt situation compared to year ago [Ipsos]

It seems counterintuitive. Twenty-five per cent of Canadians think their debt situation is better today than it was a year ago (using top 3...

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

The small business tax changes introduced by the Canadian Government were a communications and policy failure that required significant back-tracking by the government. In...

Look out Canadians Plan to Spend this Holiday Season

Canadians are telling pollsters that they intend to spend more money this year than last. $653 on gifts this year (up about $100 from...

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Sex Worker Not Viewed as Good Job | Recent Poll

Not surprisingly Ontarians think that prostitution is harmful to women and girls and would not support prostitution as a a career for their daughter,...

Handle with Care: Trudeau, Trump and the Canadian Public

As the initial volleys of a trade war are exchanged it is worth considering the potential consequences of Trudeau’s need to balance out maintaining...

Canadians Increasingly Believe NAFTA Benefits Canada [Angus Reid Institute]

As Canada is about to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods, it is interesting that Canadians have become more positive about the role of...