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Labour Day: Union members boost the benefits of organized labour, but almost 40% say membership costs exceed gains

Public sector union members say NDP best for them, private union members split between NDP/CPC September 1, 2023 – Ahead of Labour Day this year, many Canadians are taking stock of what has been a busy – and, at times,

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Bracing for (more) pain: Three-in-five Canadians say latest increase to BoC rate will further hurt finances

Enthusiasm for rate hikes drops: 36 per cent would decrease rates, up 13 points from September July 20, 2023 – Millions of Canadians are fast getting up to speed on monetary policy this summer against the backdrop of yet another

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Economic Outlook: Burdened by debt and rising housing costs, three-in-ten Canadians ‘struggling’ to get by

Number of mortgage holders voicing difficulty with housing costs up 11 points compared to last June June 5, 2023 – Inflation has proven a difficult foe for the Bank of Canada to defeat. After the central bank paused for two

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Federal Politics: As inflation fight inflicts pain on the nation, one-third of 2021 Liberals look elsewhere for relief

Conservatives hold eight-point advantage in vote intention (37 CPC, 29 Liberal, 20 NDP) June 8, 2023 – The Bank of Canada raised its touchstone interest rate 25 basis points to 4.75 per cent this week, the first such hike since

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Deal or No Deal? Most Canadians support union demands for wage premiums, but more divided over higher pay

Past CPC voters oppose most demands, among past Liberal, NDP voters, considerable support April 21, 2023 – As the largest public service strike in Canadian history enters its first weekend, new data from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds a

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Overpaid or undervalued? Politics divides opinions of federal employees’ working conditions & compensation

Past CPC voters three times as likely as past Liberals & New Democrats, to say federal workers overpaid April 27, 2023 – As the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) strike passes the one-week mark, both sides in the contract

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