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Sexual misconduct – same crap, different era

By Shachi Kurl – Executive Director When I was growing up, they told us girls we could have it all. Careers in sciences and maths (or whatever we wanted), financial independence, sex appeal, kids … like, ALL of it. Along with those

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As the foreign buyers debate rages on, most Metro Vancouver residents made up their minds long ago

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate, Angus Reid Institute January 30, 2018 For years, observers of Metro Vancouver’s runaway housing market have debated the extent to which foreign buyers are to blame for driving up the cost of real estate in

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With NAFTA talks faltering, CPTPP agreement viewed optimistically by Canadians

By Dave Korzinski, Research Associate January 29, 2018 2018 is off to a much better start for Canada’s trade negotiators than 2017. The government announced on January 23rd that it reached an agreement to sign onto a revised version of

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Religion, Faith and the Public Square

“Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law” The inclusion of “God” in the preamble to Canada’s 1982 Constitution Act was a last-minute addition by Pierre Trudeau. Thirty-three years later, as

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Yes, Trump-style populism could happen in Canada. Here’s why

Shachi Kurl and Stephen Maher recently matched wits at the fifth annual Travers Debate in Ottawa, which raises money for the R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship. The subject of their debate: Be it resolved that Canada is immune from

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Where do Canadians stand on #TakeAKnee?

By Dave Korzinski, Research Associate and Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Colin Kaepernick may not have known it when he knelt for the anthem in a preseason game in 2016, but he was setting a movement in motion. Fast-forward a year

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