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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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A foreign buyers tax for Toronto? Three-in-four in the GTA would support following Vancouver’s lead

By Dave Korzinski and Ian Holliday, Research Associates October 7, 2016 – If Ontario follows British Columbia’s lead in imposing an extra property transfer tax on foreign buyers of real estate in Greater Toronto, it’s likely to be a popular decision

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Canadians aren’t as accepting as we think — and we can’t ignore it, writes Angus Reid

There’s a gap between polling data and the way many Canadians traditionally see themselves October 10, 2016 – Back in December, TV viewers around the world were treated to the scene of Justin Trudeau, Canada’s new, youthful prime minister, greeting

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Approving B.C. LNG project likely to alienate a small – but important – segment of Trudeau base

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate September 30, 2016 – The federal government’s approval – with 190 conditions – of an $11.4-billion terminal for exporting liquefied natural gas on British Columbia’s northern coast raises a number of questions about the Trudeau government’s energy

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Most Canadians want government to expand the services it provides, but they don’t want to pay for it

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate August 21, 2016 – The title of this piece could double as a one-sentence summary of the Angus Reid Institute’s recent report on support for a guaranteed minimum income in Canada. Most Canadians support a guaranteed

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A tax on soda pop? Expect the debate to keep bubbling

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director August 12, 2016 – Despite recent revelations that the federal government had looked into implementing a tax on soda pop in an effort to reduce obesity rates, the fizz for this idea, it would seem, ultimately

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