Prayer: Alive and well in Canada

Just 15% say they never engage in prayer related activities May 8, 2016 – While public religious expression has arguably been relegated from public space in Canada, prayer, whether personal, with family, or at a house of worship, appears to remain a

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Most urban Canadians want Trump’s name gone from towers in Toronto, Vancouver

One-third of Canadians overall agree with GOP presidential candidate’s call to ban Muslim immigration  December 18, 2015 – Donald Trump may be leading the pack among U.S. Republican presidential candidates – but his policies and statements are having a chilling

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Obesity crisis? Despite misgivings, Canadians support government intervention on junk food

Most see obesity as a “personal” issue, but back Senate’s front-of-package labeling recommendations April 26, 2016 – In the eyes of many, Canada is a country in the midst of an “obesity crisis.” That’s the phrase used in a recent

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Physician-Assisted Suicide: Canadians reject certain Commons committee recommendations

Religion drives divisions over which restrictions should be placed on access to assisted dying  April 1, 2016 – As the Supreme Court of Canada-imposed deadline of June 6 looms over a federal government tasked with crafting assisted suicide legislation, a

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Flu Shots: Should they be legally required for doctors, teachers? Most Canadians say “yes”

Majority also say flu vaccines are effective, but don’t actually get one March 8, 2016 – More than 70 per cent of Canadians say professionals who work with people who are especially susceptible to influenza should have to get a

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Canadians have a more favourable view of their Supreme Court than Americans have of their own

Most find the current process for appointing justices unacceptable, however. August 17, 2015 – In the academic world, it’s known as the “courts/parliament trade-off:” people either believe one institution or the other should have the final say on contentious policy

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