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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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Meet Jagmeet: Will Canadian opinion on religious symbols affect Singh’s bid for NDP leader?

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director May 18, 2017 – Two years ago, had I described a dapper young politician representing an urban, ethnically mixed riding who could win votes from millennials and those on the left, you’d have thought I was

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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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Two-in-three Canadian workers would like to make a significant change in their careers

Nine-in-ten who have made a major career change in the past say they’re glad they did so October 27, 2016 – For many Canadian workers, it appears that the grass is always greener at somebody else’s job. While three-quarters of

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