Premiers’ Performance: As year ends, Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne sees job approval drop to 16%

Nova Scotia’s McNeil bears scars from dispute with teachers’ union December 13, 2016 – Beleaguered by the fallout of her government’s sale of Hydro One and under pressure from the Ontario auditor general for not spending the proceeds of that

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Civil-rights pioneer Viola Desmond chosen as Canada’s ‘Bank Note-able’ woman

By Dave Korzinski, Research Associate December 8, 2016 – After receiving hundreds of nominations, narrowing down an initial list of 461 to a long-list of 12, and then to a short-list of five, the Bank of Canada has chosen Viola Desmond

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What did we learn about polling in 2016? And how can we do better going forward?

By Angus Reid, Chairman, and Ian Holliday, Research Associate December 9, 2016 – In the world of public opinion research, 2016 was a year marked by two big surprises: First, in June, most polls leading up to the “Brexit” referendum showed

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Electoral Reform committee matches public opinion with calls for proportionality, referendum

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate December 1, 2016 – The Special Committee on Electoral Reform delivered its final report on Dec. 1, recommending that Canada consider adopting an electoral system based on proportional representation, and that Canadians be asked to vote on

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Pipeline Politics: Government decisions on TransMountain, Northern Gateway reflect public opinion

By Dave Korzinski and Ian Holliday, Research Associates November 29, 2016 – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that his government has made decisions on three pipeline projects, approving two (Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain expansion and Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement) and rejecting the

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