China-Canada relations: in fraught times, there is little consensus on how best to resolve tensions

Most say human rights should trump trade in guiding Canada’s approach to relations with China February 1, 2019 – Amid deteriorating diplomatic relations between Beijing and Ottawa triggered by the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, public opinion reflects acute

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Cabinet construct: Canadians lean towards gender parity among ministers as a goal, not the standard

Regional balance viewed as more important than gender balance, diversity January 18, 2018 – The latest round of cabinet shuffling this week offered a window into the Liberal government’s strategy when it comes to creating what it believes is the

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Vast majority of Canadians say vaccines should be mandatory for school aged kids

But among those with children under 12, one-fifth say it should be up to parents whether to vaccinate February 21, 2019 –  As public health workers in Canada and around the world work to quell a new rash of measles

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Debt, savings, and stress: A study of economic experiences and attitudes in Canada today

Young Canadians are mostly pessimistic about their finances, but notably optimistic about retirement January 28, 2019 – For every dollar of disposable income in Canada, Canadians owe roughly $1.78 to creditors. Collectively, Canadians hold more than $2 trillion in debt,

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Decades after Reform’s rise, voters open to a new ‘Western Canada Party’

Most Canadians, including westerners, say it’s unlikely the west would separate from the rest of Canada February 5, 2019 – As Canada’s federal party leaders woo voters from coast to coast in this election year, the latest public opinion survey

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Fractured federation: Amid competing priorities, which provinces believe they give & get more from Canada?

Grievances in Western Canada & ambivalence towards Quebec highlight difficult interprovincial dynamics January 24, 2019 – One of the common threads of Canadian history is the palpable tension between provinces and regions. While violent rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada

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