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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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Canadian deficit concerns balloon ahead of Liberals’ second budget

Number of Canadians naming government spending as a top issue has almost doubled since 2015 March 20, 2017 – As the federal government prepares to release its second budget since winning the 2015 election on a promise to run “modest

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M-103: If Canadians, not MPs, voted in the House, the motion condemning Islamophobia would be defeated

Three-in-ten say the motion is ‘a threat to Canadians’ freedom of speech’ and should not be passed March 23, 2017 – As Parliament prepares to vote on the anti-Islamophobia motion that has been part of the national discourse for months,

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Half of Canadians say Trump right on increased NATO spending, but fewer actually want to meet that mark

Most say it was inappropriate of President to suggest not defending NATO allies under contribution target March 14, 2017 – As Finance Minister Bill Morneau gets set to table what is already being touted as a “cautious budget,” he will

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