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Yes, there’s a glimmer of light at the end of the pipeline

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director It must be a confounding reality show to people watching from east of the Rockies: protesters outside Vancouver being hauled away in their fight to stop the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion; B.C. Premier John

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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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Jagmeet Singh can rebound, but has a lot of work to do

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director It has been uncomfortable, to put it mildly, watching the leader of a major national political party appear to spend more time explaining his views about another country’s domestic policy than espousing domestic policy related

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Overcoming platitudes and parsimony: How do Canada’s overseas NGOs better connect with donors?

By Dave Korzinski, Research Associate The Angus Reid Institute recently released two public opinion research reports that explore Canadian views of the overseas development aid (ODA) sector. These studies expose several broad trends that may be of particular interest to

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Could pharmacare be the pill that heals the ailing Trudeau government?

By Shachi Kurl – Executive Director There are headaches, and there are brain tumours. While pollsters’ steady drip of bad headlines are surely causing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his government and advisers no end of cranial pain, what’s yet to

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