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Canadian millennials think they have it tougher than past generations, and half of boomers agree

One-in-three say people living in their parents’ homes longer is a bad thing; just one-in-five say it’s good   July 20, 2016 – High housing costs, student loans, underemployment, wage stagnation – the reasons why an ever-increasing number of young

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The Giving Gap: What stops Canadians from donating more to charitable organizations?

Legitimacy, effectiveness of charities a significant driver of why those who want to give more, don’t November 28, 2017 – After days of shopping their brains out in-store and online, Canadians will be prompted this Giving Tuesday to instead spend

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Black Friday and Charity: Are retailers really helping out or just cashing in?

Two-in-three Canadians say they’ve made a point-of-sale donation of $1 or $2 in the last year November 24, 2017 – As shoppers across North America line up outside big box stores before daybreak, crouch over laptops, and swarm their local

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Canadians offer little sympathy for parents (Candy) Crushed by kids’ in-app purchases

Half favour government intervention to ensure app stores put adequate security measures in place October 24, 2017 – When a child plays in a make-believe world on a parent’s smartphone and uses real-world money to make an in-game purchase without

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Canadian entrepreneurs see changes to passive investment rules as ‘unfair’ by 2:1 margin

Changes to passive investment rules seen as more unfair than those related to income sprinkling Size of small business key driver of opinion among owners Three-quarters of non-owners say new businesses should receive tax breaks September 20, 2017 – As Prime

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Foreign Direct Investment in Canada: Who’s favoured, who’s frowned upon?

Majorities say Canada should encourage investment from UK, EU, US, discourage from China September 12, 2017 – As Canada continues to look for ways to deepen its economic ties with the world’s second-largest economy, a new public opinion poll from

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