Democracy

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 federal policies (e.g. carbon tax),...

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 a positive impact on the...

Voting Early: The Paradox of Political Participation

Canadians are, these days, moving toward an election defined in terms of two distinct election periods. While Election Day remains the most...

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 functions. It is, therefore, noteworthy...

Politicians versus Courts [Ipsos/ Global News]

Doug Ford threatened to overrule a court decision with the notwithstanding clause recently. The court decision invalidated a law that was to reduce the...

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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...

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