Crossing the Floor: Canadians weigh in on elected members who quit their parties between elections

Four-in-ten say floor-crossing should be banned & prefer by-elections if members want to change parties December 11, 2018 – With one Ontario MPP leaving the governing Progressive Conservative Party to sit as an independent and party leaders reportedly concerned about

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Story 1 – Ford Nation takes Ontario

After years of discontent with the Liberal government under Kathleen Wynne, all signs pointed to change in the Ontario election. In February, however, odds on favourite to become the next Premier, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario leader Patrick Brown, stepped

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Story 2 – The TransMountain pipeline saga

An issue long-simmering in Western Canada took the national stage in the first half of 2018 – the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline expansion. There were no shortage of story lines when it came to that project. Green Party Leader Elizabeth

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Story 3 – The New NAFTA

The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement traveled a rocky road. The process was contentious, and characterized by missed deadlines and threats of withdrawals from U.S. President Donald Trump. Early in 2018 Canadian officials were reportedly convinced the President would pull the plug on

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Story 4 – Poverty a problem, Canadians want more from government

 What does it mean to be poor in Canada? Does it mean having to rely on food banks and payday loans to make ends meet? Does it mean struggling to afford warm clothes for the winter? What about having to

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Canadians view marine shipping as increasingly important amid trade and pipeline debates

More than nine-in-ten say shipping is generally ‘safe’, but many have reservations about shipping oil December 6, 2018 – The vast majority of Canadians believe transporting goods by sea is safe, and most say marine shipping is growing in importance

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