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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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The Good, the Bad and the Unknown: Canadians assess cabinet performance at the two-year mark

Most cabinet ministers known to fewer than half of all Canadians November 20, 2017 – In parliamentary tradition, prime ministers are sometimes referred to as primus inter pares, Latin for “first among equals” relative to other members of their cabinet.

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‘Charismatic’ and ‘Modern’ or ‘Arrogant’ and ‘Flaky’? Canadians weigh in on the Trudeau Brand

While they have mixed feelings about Trudeau’s celebrity, most Canadians say it’s good for the country October 19, 2017 – Justin Trudeau’s public persona – the selfie-taking, magazine-cover-gracing, colourful-sock-wearing, global celebrity Prime Minister – has been an integral part of

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Conflicted on Singh: Most could vote for a party led by a Sikh, but half say their friends, family wouldn’t

Seven-in-ten say having a national party leader who is a visible minority is “good for Canada” October 6, 2017 – Days after Jagmeet Singh’s decisive first-ballot victory in the contest for NDP leadership, seven-in-ten Canadians are saying they themselves would

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Quebec Politics: Major support for Bill 62, far less approval for government’s handling of border issues

Significant number of Quebecers say each issue will be a key consideration in next year’s election October 4, 2017 – With roughly a year to go before the next provincial election, Quebec residents are overwhelmingly supportive of their current government’s

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From Sunny Ways to Midterm Blues? Two years after Trudeau majority, Liberals and CPC in dead heat

Fewer than half say PM has met expectations, more than half say the same about government overall October 13, 2017 – Long removed from heady memories of buoyant voters, a bright change in tone, and easy wins with the public,

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