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Electoral Reform committee matches public opinion with calls for proportionality, referendum

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate December 1, 2016 – The Special Committee on Electoral Reform delivered its final report on Dec. 1, recommending that Canada consider adopting an electoral system based on proportional representation, and that Canadians be asked to vote on

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Pipeline Politics: Government decisions on TransMountain, Northern Gateway reflect public opinion

By Dave Korzinski and Ian Holliday, Research Associates November 29, 2016 – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that his government has made decisions on three pipeline projects, approving two (Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain expansion and Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement) and rejecting the

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What the U.S. pollsters missed

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director November 9, 2016 – As the saying goes, “demography is destiny.” Last night, destiny was a win for Donald Trump. There will be a lot of time to reflect on what this means for Canada and the

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In bellwether Ohio county, some voters have “inherent distrust” of system

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director November 7, 2016 CLEVELAND — It’s coming up on 2 p.m. at the Lake County Administration Centre in suburban Cleveland, and the lineup to cast a ballot on the last day of early voting extends

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Canadians are less likely to believe conspiracy theories than Americans

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate November 2, 2016 – The 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign has been awash in conspiracy theories, from the abstract and arguably metaphorical (think Bernie Sanders’ insistence that the American economic and political system is “rigged” in favour

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Just 1-in-4 Canadians say their provincial government is doing a “good job managing the deficit”

By Dave Korzinski and Ian Holliday, Research Associates November 1, 2016 – One of the prevailing stories in Canada these days is debt. Specifically, that Canadians have a lot of it. In 2015, the household debt burden in this country rose

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