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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 time when the solution is...

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 from banks. The agency was...

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...

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...

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...

Handgun Ban is Supported by Majority of Canadians [Nanos/ CTV]

Almost half of Canadians fully support (48%) a total ban on handgun ownership by anyone other than police/ security professionals according to a recent...

Polling in Canada: Online Reigns but Telephone Still Relevant

Online research is the most important public opinion research tool according to research on publicly released polling in Canada conducted by Jenkins Research. Since...

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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...
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Christmas is Too Commercial

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

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...

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