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Hold the phone, providers and regulators – Canadians care about wireless competition

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director May 4, 2016 – The $3.1-billion deal for the purchase of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. by Bell Canada Enterprises Inc. prompts the question of whether Manitobans should be bracing for a particularly staticky kind of cellphone sadness this

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NHL playoff viewership decline: Can Sidney Crosby save the day?

By Dave Korzinski, Research Associate May 1, 2016 – To the likely dismay of playoff rights holders at Rogers Media, what many Canadians told us here at the Angus Reid Institute was going to happen, has actually happened: there has been a precipitous decline

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Legalize it? Canadians say yes, but that doesn’t mean they find smoking weed ‘acceptable’

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate April 28, 2016 – By this time next year – assuming the federal government makes good on its promise to introduce legislation in spring 2017 – marijuana legalization will be imminent, and most Canadians will be

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Dr. Reid’s Keynote Address at BC Leadership Prayer Breakfast

Address April 22 2016 Today marks the 50th anniversary of this BC leadership prayer breakfast. This is a great time to look back at what has changed in the past half century, take stock of where we are today and

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ANALYSIS: Five things about Budget 2016 and Public Opinion

By Shachi Kurl and Ian Holliday March 22, 2016 1. Canadians like deficits in the abstract, but not so much when they’re concrete The Liberal Party ran on promise of “modest deficits,” totalling less than $10 billion annually, and a return

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Will US Cuba Thaw Give Canadians a Chill?

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director, Angus Reid Institute March 19, 2016 – This week the eyes of the world – and certainly of Americans – will once again turn to Cuba with intense focus. The reason, of course, is President Barack

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