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End of Year Letter 2020

To our valued ARI community, 2021 will be the year Canadians begin to reclaim their lives and livelihoods as the administration of vaccines marks the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also mark the seventh full

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Hugs, travel, sports – what Canadians are looking forward to in 2021

By Shachi Kurl, President When tasked with writing these “what will 2021 yield” pieces, I find it both helpful (and humbling) to check first what I said about 2020. Behold the last paragraph of last year’s last column: “… take

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Crisis management – How COVID-19 gave Trudeau a political shot in the arm

By Shachi Kurl, President As it is said so elegantly in French (but also in just about every other language), “rien n’est éternel.” Nothing lasts forever. Recent days have demonstrated this in two important ways. Questions had always lingered over

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Facing signs of chaos, Canadians must hold it together in COVID fight

By Shachi Kurl, President Turning and turning in the widening gyre / The falcon cannot hear the falconer;/ Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; / Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,/ The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

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The US Election and Reliable Polling

By Angus Reid, Chairman In the wake of the 2020 US election, and the inability of some pollsters to correctly forecast races in key states, some observers are yet again predicting the end of the polling industry. Defeated president Donald

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