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Do Canadians have a realistic view of their place on the world stage?

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest on the international stage of all? Canadians do like to preen and take pride in our international standing. But at the risk of being labelled traitorous, I’d say we’re

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Pot legalization – A promise kept, but Liberals may want to hold off on the confetti

By Dave Korzinski, Research Associate Rejoice pot activists: on October 17, 2018, marijuana will be legalized in Canada for recreational use. The announcement came in the House of Commons this week after an arduous review and amendment process between the

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How closely do Canadians follow issues in the news?

For more than three years, the Angus Reid Institute has been asking Canadians some variation of the same question about the issues of the day: “How closely are you following this issue?” The response categories have been tweaked over the

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The Road to Ford Nation

It really is Ford Nation now. Despite his high unfavourability ratings, despite a lawsuit from his sister-in-law, despite an uncosted, vague platform, nothing shook Ontario voters from the change they sought. But why Doug? Why not Andrea Horwarth, who, like

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Want common ground on First Nations issues? Start by fixing the water supply

By Angus Reid, Chairman There’s a temptation when discussing Indigenous issues in Canada today to focus on existential questions about self-government, status, integration and the legacies of colonization and residential schools. These questions are important, of course, but our recent Angus

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Team Trudeau, skating through spring with a little less grace

At the height of these hockey playoffs, let us pause for a moment and remember the way Team Liberal used to skate. Ballet on ice it was; Canadians oohed and aahed as Captain Trudeau carved his blades like Connor McDavid,

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