Premiers’ Performance: Ford continues to fall in approval, Houston rides high on strength of COVID-19 handling

Manitoba’s Stefanson garners lowest approval in early months of her tenure January 17, 2022 – New data from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds Ontario Premier Doug Ford down six more points in approval amid frustration in Ontario over his

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Omicron Inevitability? 55% say they’ll be infected regardless of precautions; two-in-five would end all restrictions

Parents stress balance of physical and mental health for children, lean toward keeping schools open January 13, 2022 – The latest tranche of government restrictions aimed at curbing the unrelentingly virulent spread of COVID-19’s Omicron variant is a provincial patchwork

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Five issues to watch in 2022

December 27, 2021 – It’s the holiday season and Canadians are being told to limit their social contacts as the COVID-19 virus sweeps across the country. Many wait for their turn to get an immunization that will help protect them

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COVID-19: Canadians call for more rapid access to rapid antigen tests as Omicron fuels more holiday season anxiety

Almost half say their own province is doing a poor job distributing rapid tests December 20, 2021 – It’s beginning to look a lot like (last) Christmas. With cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant surging, governments are once again scrambling

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Omicron Unease: Worry over contracting COVID-19 rises on news of new variant; hopes for ‘normal’ holidays in question

Rebound in plans for festivities linked to spending time with only those who are vaccinated December 6, 2021 – Like the ghost of Christmas past, the stress of another holiday season during the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting itself in many

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COVID & Border Crossings: Little consensus over dropping molecular test for returning travellers – but two-in-five want rapid tests at the border

Plurality support switch to rapid antigen tests; 1/3 would drop all testing for fully vaccinated travellers November 23, 2021 – Border communities and fully vaccinated travellers may be cheering a federal announcement that as of next week, fully vaccinated Canadians

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