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Federal Politics: Trudeau still seen as best PM, but Conservatives ‘best to form government’

Almost half (45%) say it’s ‘time for a change in government’ – highest mark since Liberals took office September 28, 2017 – It was a turbulent summer for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government, which has faced criticism for

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Trudeau maintains majority approval, but new Conservative leader helps shrink vote intention gap

Andrew Scheer seen as best leader on the economy; anxiety over deficit has doubled since election June 15, 2017 – A year and a half into his mandate, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues to hold the approval of more than

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Analysis: Which Canadian party has the biggest tent?

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate June 8, 2017 – There is a conventional wisdom in Canadian politics that the Liberal Party – flanked on both sides of the political spectrum by more ideological parties – is better able to “find the

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As Conservative leader, Scheer must balance core voters’ values with party’s need for growth

Available CPC voters differ from the party’s base on key issues, view of Canada’s future June 1, 2017 – As newly-elected Conservative leader Andrew Scheer cuts his teeth in his first week on the job and in Parliament, he may

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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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