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Canadians lament their crumbling health-care system but the alternatives are far from clear

By Shachi Kurl, President When I was in my 20s, I had this car. Japanese engine, so it started every single time. American body, so it never rusted. I called it the Frankencar. It was indestructible. I bought it from

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In Canada, Queen Elizabeth was part of the fabric of our lives

By Shachi Kurl, President Long did she reign. At 96, after more than 70 years as Queen of Canada, we can’t say it wasn’t wholly expected. Still, as with the loss of a parent or grandparent, we think they’ll go

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Health officials must tackle Canadians’ confusion over vaccines, before it’s too late

By Shachi Kurl, President Ah, autumn. The return to school, work and familiar routines. The return of everything pumpkin-flavoured. And, in this “modern” era, the return of increased COVID-19 transmission. Seven waves and nearly three years since this novel coronavirus

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Summer doldrums displace thoughts of COVID-19, Ukraine

By Shachi Kurl, President It’s the perfect time of year Somewhere far away from here I feel fine enough I guess Considering everything’s a mess Two decades years after iconic Canadian band the Barenaked Ladies released Pinch Me, it’s not

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Horgan exits a popular premier, but leaves wake of criticism on housing, health care

The BCNDP leader was consistently one of the most approved-of premiers in the country By Shachi Kurl, President; Dave Korzinski, Research Director; & Jon Roe, Research Associate June 28, 2022 – “I’ve done my best to not let you down.

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I will not forget the victims of Air India and neither should you

By Shachi Kurl, President I wasn’t going to write this piece. After all, 2022’s National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism is in the rear view now. The politicians have made their statements. The news cycle moves on to

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