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Canadians see value in zoos, aquariums, but voice support for banning whales and dolphins in captivity

Eight-in-ten say such facilities play an important role in wildlife conservation May 22, 2018 –  The future of zoos and aquariums in North America has come into question in recent years, and two proposed laws to reduce or outright ban

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Millennials would rather hail an Uber, while older Canadians prefer traditional taxi service

Most hold a favourable view of ridesharing app, though two-thirds say it needs to be further regulated May 4, 2018 – A new public opinion study from the Angus Reid Institute finds age to be the main driver of opinion

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Canada Summer Jobs attestation requirement seen as ‘unfair’ by half of Canadians, ‘fair’ by the other half

Pro-choice versus pro-life viewpoints heavily influence opinion on contentious issue  May 15, 2018 –  Canadians are acutely divided over the Trudeau government’s controversial attestation requirement for organizations applying for federal funding under the Canada Summer Jobs program. In the wake

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Canadian Dream? Politics divides views on whether Canada should accept those losing DACA status

Two-thirds say U.S. should not have ended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program April 9, 2018 – While most Canadians say U.S. President Donald Trump was wrong to phase out DACA – the Obama-era program that allowed roughly 800,000 illegal

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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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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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