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Holiday Season | December

Each year it seems that the very question of the meaning of the holidays gets asked more often. Christmas, as some people...

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 is new, is the sense...

Christmas is Too Commercial

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

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

When you pull a holiday classic from the radio, like "Baby It's Cold Outside," you are going to generate controversy. The decision...

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. Most notably, there is a...

Home is Where the Heart is… Housing Desires and Worries

There is some evidence that the housing market in many urban markets have cooled. This cooling offers some hope for those who still want...

Canadians Planning to Spend Less on Home Renos [CIBC]

Renovations | Declining Spend Planned Renovation spending is an interesting bellwether for the housing market and the economy. Investing in one's home is discretionary to...

Almost half of Canadians think they are asked for donations too much

It is a telling stat that reveals the challenges the not-for-profit sector has in achieving its fundraising goals. You cannot possibly reach the goals...

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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

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