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COVID-19: Those least equipped to endure economic downturn bearing the brunt of layoffs

One-third worry their household will be late on a mortgage or rent payment as outbreak roils economy March 25, 2020 – As the COVID-19 outbreak continues its vise-grip on the health, day to day lives, and economic fortunes of Canadians,

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5G Divide: As decision looms, there’s little Canadian consensus over Huawei’s role in network buildout

Just over half (56%) support banning Huawei’s involvement, one-in-three say a limited role is fine February 11, 2020 – As its Five Eyes allies choose sides in the Huawei 5G debate, the Canadian government has yet to make a decision.

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As unfavourable views of China rise, Canadians are split over wisdom of Meng arrest

Preference for trade with China has dropped by nearly half since 2015 December 11, 2019 – News that China is now moving to prosecute two Canadian citizens who have been imprisoned without charge for a year represents the latest development

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Outlook 2020: Stark regional differences underscore Canadians’ economic confidence for the year ahead

Quebecers most positive about economic outlook, Albertans most anxious November 15, 2019 – Despite relatively strong indicators for Canada’s economic growth in the year ahead, Canadians themselves are twice as likely to say they expect a worsening of economic conditions

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Canada-U.K. relations: warm feelings for Britain, but lukewarm appetite for two-way trade

Most Canadians see negative consequences for U.K. if it leaves EU December 6, 2019 – Over the past three years Brexit has paralyzed British politics, ended the careers of two prime ministers and threatened to re-ignite conflict between the Republic

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The “Gig” Picture: One-in-three Canadians have done some kind of informal work in the past five years

Canadians unsure whether increase of gig work is a good thing or a bad thing for workers November 26, 2019 – As governments and policy makers measure Canadian growth by, among other things, employment rates, new data shows millions of

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