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Prescription drug access and affordability an issue for nearly a quarter of all Canadian households

Significant public support for “pharmacare” over status quo, but concerns about costs remain. July 15, 2015 – A significant – and apparently increasing – number of Canadians are unable to afford the medications being prescribed to them, and they’re compensating

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Faith and Religion in Public Life: Canadians deeply divided over the role of faith in the public square

Key drivers of division are the religion in question, as well as one’s own personal beliefs November 16, 2017 – From the earliest days of human civilization, spiritual practices have been an integral part of daily life in many societies.

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Opioids in Canada: One-in-eight have family or close friends who faced addiction

Nearly 20 per cent of Canadians say they themselves have been prescribed opioids in the last five years January 11, 2018 – The thousands of deaths across Canada as a result of opioid use and addiction has been a dominating

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Lotusland Blues: One-in-five Metro Vancouverites experience extreme housing & traffic pain; most of them think of leaving

Study examining housing, transportation pressures shows generation of region’s dwellers could be lost. June 18, 2015 – With housing prices soaring higher than the peaks of the North Shore mountains and the transportation issues of a growing region on the

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Battle of the ballots: Two alternate voting systems seen as competitive to First Past the Post

Canadians like proportionality of MMP and LPR; prefer STV and RUPR less November 29, 2016 – Even as Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef appears to be stepping back from her party’s own campaign vow that the October 2015 federal election

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Kids in Canada: falling behind? Study indicates concern youth aren’t getting the support they need

Joint study with Children First Canada surveyed adults and children on the state of childhood in Canada November 16, 2016 – A new survey from the Angus Reid Institute – in partnership with Children First Canada – reveals both older

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