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Despite government focus on middle-class relief, Canadians’ economic anxiety persists

Alberta and Newfoundland residents continue to be most frustrated by economic issues May 27, 2016 – While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s legislative agenda has drawn both praise and prompted debate through the first six months of the Liberal mandate, his

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Rising food prices: Canadians – regardless of income level – say it’s getting harder to feed their families

Two-in-three say the issue receives “too little attention” from government April 4, 2016 – The rising cost of groceries has left the majority of Canadians finding it harder to afford to feed their households, and it’s not only the working

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As First Ministers ready for national summit, economy dwarfs all other issues on Canadians’ minds

Anxiety palpable ahead of March 22 budget  February 23, 2016 – When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with provincial and indigenous leaders in Vancouver next week to discuss climate change, he does so not only riding high in public opinion

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Trans-Pacific Partnership: Uncertainty reigns among half of Canadians as federal government signs trade deal

Canadians expect the deal to have a positive effect on consumer choices, less so on the economy, jobs February 4, 2016 – As the federal government moves Canada another step closer to joining the Trans Pacific Partnership by signing the

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Economy and the Budget: Nearly half of Canadians want Ottawa to stand pat on $10 billion deficit plan

Three-quarters of Canadians say they’re worried about the economy; three-in-five think it will get worse February 3, 2016 – With low oil prices wreaking havoc on the nation’s resource sector, the stock market in turmoil, and the Canadian dollar sinking

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Sinking dollar has Canadians vowing to eliminate or cut way back on cross-border shopping, U.S. travel

Majority express pessimism, anxiety about low dollar’s impact on the economy  January 29, 2016 – More than two-in-five Canadians say the declining value of the loonie against the U.S. dollar has them cutting south-of-the-border travel out of their plans entirely,

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