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On Bernier, Multiculturalism and Diversity

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director There’s a photograph in a small gold frame nestled in a large wall unit at my parents’ house. In it, two people stand. There’s a formal distance between them, yet the smiles, one moustachioed, one toothy,

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Policing the Pollsters – urgent priority or immaterial pursuit?

By Angus Reid, Chairman In late July the Canadian Market Research Industry Association (MRIA) announced that it was suspending operations due to funding problems and pending insolvency. I was a speaker and sponsor at a recent MRIA event in Vancouver

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The window slowly closes on carbon-pricing harmony

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Those were the days: that heady spring of 2015 when a majority of Canadians didn’t need (not-yet-legal) marijuana to feel the pleasant warmth and euphoria associated with majority support for national carbon pricing. Such a good idea it

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Do Canadians have a realistic view of their place on the world stage?

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest on the international stage of all? Canadians do like to preen and take pride in our international standing. But at the risk of being labelled traitorous, I’d say we’re

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Pot legalization – A promise kept, but Liberals may want to hold off on the confetti

By Dave Korzinski, Research Associate Rejoice pot activists: on October 17, 2018, marijuana will be legalized in Canada for recreational use. The announcement came in the House of Commons this week after an arduous review and amendment process between the

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