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On Kinder Morgan: Canada is divided, Alberta is not, and everyone has a lot to lose

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate There is a sudden sense of urgency surrounding Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain pipeline expansion project these days, brought on the company’s announcement that it’s halting “non-essential” spending until May 31 and considering abandoning the project altogether

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Canadians are souring on Facebook, and it started long before Cambridge Analytica

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate In public opinion polling, breaking news can be a blessing or a curse. Sometimes, a survey is already in field, and a story breaks that makes the data you’re already collecting suddenly more relevant. Other

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Bye bye, Brad Wall: Saskatchewan’s departing premier defied political gravity for years

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Bye bye, Brad. The people of Saskatchewan will miss you, but maybe not as much as they might have before. With Thursday’s announcement that he’s retiring from politics, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall ends a remarkable

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United Right: Who will be the UCP’s Stephen Harper?

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate With Alberta’s Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties formally joining forces to become the United Conservative Party, the conventional wisdom is that the days of Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP government are numbered. But a lot could

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Analysis: Which Canadian party has the biggest tent?

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate June 8, 2017 – There is a conventional wisdom in Canadian politics that the Liberal Party – flanked on both sides of the political spectrum by more ideological parties – is better able to “find the

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