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Ontario Politics: Tory, Mulroney, Elliott, and Baird hold greatest appeal to soft PC voters

Doug Ford has a strong base, but is unlikely to woo those in the “maybe PC” column January 31, 2018 – Following an unprecedented week in Ontario politics that saw the ouster of Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown over

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Mulroney? Chrétien? Harper? Trudeau? How Canadians compare recent federal governments

Harper edges Trudeau on ‘strong economic leadership,’ but the PM leads on most other qualities January 26, 2018 – As the House of Commons returns Monday for its first sitting of 2018, Canadians view the chamber’s current Liberal majority more

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Six-in-ten Ontario residents support legislation to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour

Women and millennials are especially supportive of the measure December 28, 2017 – With a provincial election slated for next summer and a premier who has consistently been ranked as Canada’s least popular over the last 18 months, Ontario’s long-governing

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Site C: By margin of two-to-one, BC residents say province made the right call to finish dam project

Number of residents saying a majority govt. is better for the province jumps in last six months January 12, 2018 –  A politically risky call that might have threatened the future of the NDP government in B.C. is being met

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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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Despite majority support to legalize pot, nearly half of Canadians want to delay July 1 implementation date

Only one-in-ten “very confident” their province will be ready for legalization November 30, 2017 – It’s policy crunch time across Canada. With a July 1, 2018 deadline looming for provinces to have a plan in place for marijuana legalization, some

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