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B.C. Spotlight: Massive lead over opposition may make an election irresistible to the NDP, but risks lie ahead

BC NDP voters more likely to express discomfort with in-person voting were an election called September 4, 2020 – Premier John Horgan recently suggested an early election could be an “opportunity” for his BC NDP, though the party was quick

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Premiers’ Performance: Election drums beat to incumbents’ tune in British Columbia, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan

Ford and Legault approved of by two-thirds as Ontario and Quebec respectively August 31, 2020 – Response to the coronavirus pandemic continues to be a key metric by which Canadians rate their political leaders in 2020. The issue consistently supersedes

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Provincial Spotlight: COVID-19 creates comfort zone for incumbent governments coast to coast

At least seven-in-ten in every region say their province has done a good job in COVID-19 response June 8, 2020 – While provincial governments cannot yet claim full victory in the long and ongoing fight against the COVID-19 outbreak, their

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Premiers’ Performance: COVID-19 responses prompt massive increases in approval for most, but not all

Only Alberta’s Kenney and Manitoba’s Pallister have sub-majority approval this quarter May 28, 2020 – Provincial leaders across the country have had one priority over the past three months: dealing with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus far, the

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Provincial Spotlight: A cross-country breakdown of what issues matter most and government performance ratings

Health care the top provincial issue for six of the nine provinces canvassed March 13, 2020 – A planned meeting between the Prime Minister and First Ministers from around the country has been cancelled following news that the Justin Trudeau

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Premiers’ Performance: In the wake of pipeline problems, approval of both Kenney and Horgan falls

Ball, McNeil, Ford the least approved of in the country March 3, 2020 – The blockade crisis surrounding the Coastal GasLink pipeline project has had the country in its grips for weeks now, and the political fallout from it does

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