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Keep the change? Canadians split on moving to a no-tipping system in restaurants

Six-in-ten who prefer ‘service included’ pricing say they tip more due to societal pressure July 13, 2016 – As an Earls Restaurant in Calgary makes waves for piloting a no discretionary tipping policy – replacing it instead with 16 per

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Walmart vs. Visa: Customers would shop less frequently if retail giant pulls cards from stores

Canadians side with Walmart in fee dispute, but expect retailer to line own pockets, not pass on savings July 7, 2016 – As Walmart prepares to stop accepting Visa cards in certain Canadian stores beginning on July 18, a new

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Closing the ‘digital divide’: Most Canadians support CRTC action to provide broadband to all households

Seven-in-ten say access to broadband internet is an essential service June 10, 2016 – Most Canadians believe high-speed internet is an “essential” service, and see ensuring universal access to it as a priority. These are some of the findings of

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Retirement in Canada: Lots to enjoy about ‘golden years,’ but financial worries loom large — especially for those still working

Most Canadians report retiring earlier or later because of circumstances beyond their control. July 1, 2015 – Who is retiring? When in their lives are they doing it? How are they funding it? Are they satisfied with the experience? A

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Hold the Phone: Most Manitobans disapprove of BCE-MTS merger

Majority see deal as bad for their monthly mobile bills June 1, 2016 – If it were up to Manitoba residents, they’d be hanging up on Bell Canada’s planned $3.9 billion purchase of Manitoba Telecom Services. A new public opinion

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‘Skinny’ TV packages: For most Canadians, hidden fees outweigh ‘pick-and-pay’ freedom

Half say value for TV dollar either “not very good” or “terrible” April 15, 2016 – As complaints about mandated “skinny basic” television packages continue to mount, a new public opinion poll from the Angus Reid Institute finds relatively few

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