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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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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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Canadians disjointed on pot plan: Most support the bill, but think it will fail in its key goals

Two-in-three say the proposed law will fail to prevent kids from using more pot once it’s legal April 20, 2017 – With tens of thousands expected to bask in a celebratory haze over the prospect of soon getting legally high

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Bill C-23: Canadians wary of proposal to expand U.S. customs pre-clearance program

Half say the bill ‘gives too much power to U.S. border guards on Canadian soil’ March 30, 2017 – As the federal government works to expand the practice known as “preclearance,” in which Canadians traveling to the U.S. go through

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