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Obesity crisis? Despite misgivings, Canadians support government intervention on junk food

Most see obesity as a “personal” issue, but back Senate’s front-of-package labeling recommendations April 26, 2016 – In the eyes of many, Canada is a country in the midst of an “obesity crisis.” That’s the phrase used in a recent

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Climate Change: Canadians optimistic about first ministers’ meeting, pessimistic about Paris talks

Two-thirds of Canadians back emissions reduction commitment as COP21 meeting looms November 23, 2015 – With climate change talks on the agenda at the first meeting since 2009 between the Prime Minister, premiers and territorial leaders, Canadians are mildly optimistic

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Syrian Refugee Resettlement: tight timelines are key driver of opposition to Ottawa’s New Year plan

Canadians polarized on issue in general, with just over half rejecting plan to accept 25,000 refugees by Jan. 1 2016 November 18, 2015 – In the ongoing debate among Canadians regarding the Trudeau government’s plan to re-settle 25,000 Syrian refugees

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Canadians excited about Trudeau win, less so about key campaign promises on refugees, TFSAs, pot

Opinions over what Trudeau should tackle first depend on where Canadians live, how they voted November 2, 2015 – As Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau puts the final touches on a soon-to-be-revealed cabinet, Canadians are expressing confidence in his ability to lead

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Canadians divided along political lines over whether to accept thousands of refugees in current crisis

Poll reveals schism between religious and non-religious Conservative Party supporters September 4, 2015 – With the Harper government under fire on the campaign trail for its reaction to the European migrant crisis and refugee policy in general, new data from

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Open-door policy? Majority support government decision not to increase 2017 refugee targets

One-quarter say they would support a Trump-style ban on Syrian refugees coming to Canada Feb 20, 2017 – As the American travel ban on refugees, visitors and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries creates serious foreign policy differences between Canada and

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