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Pipeline Drama | Political Theatre Upstages Fundamental Policy Debate

The expansion of the Kinder Morgan or Trans Mountain pipeline has been effectively hijacked and turned into political theatre over the past few...

Few Canadians are Asked to Bribe a Government Official but Many See Bribes as Justified [AmericasBarometer]

One in ten Canadians think that it is sometime acceptable to pay a bribe and few are actually asked for one by a government...

A National Purposes is Needed on the Question of International Aid

Aid for international development is a hard sell to domestic audiences but the need for it is unlikely to go away. A significant new...

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...

A country of free-traders?

Trump's threat to cancel NAFTA and the series of negotiations that the threat spurred, has been one of the most important issues facing Canada....

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...

News Media Gets Positive Grade [Pew Research Center]

News media organizations are under fire. Economic realities, social media impacts, and the politicization of news and facts, particularly in the U.S. has placed...

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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...
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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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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...