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As COVID-19 rewrites playbook on social safety net, majorities support idea of basic income of up to 30K

But who will pay? Two-thirds reject increase in their own taxes, most feel wealthy should be responsible June 18, 2020 – As the federal government extends the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit, a program that has sustained more than seven million

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So long, office space? Two-thirds of Canadians who work from home expect it to continue after pandemic

Half feel the worst of COVID-19’s economic impacts are over, while half feel the worst is yet to come June 11, 2020 – The COVID-19 outbreak has changed a lot of things about life in Canada. One of the more

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Despite COVID-19 shutdown, Canadians personal financial optimism for the coming year improves

Half confident in Trudeau to prevent worsening health crisis, fewer confident in economic stewardship June 4, 2020 – The COVID-19 shutdown’s impact on Canada’s economy has been well chronicled: shrunk growth, lost jobs, stock market havoc, and unprecedented government spending

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COVID-19: Those least equipped to endure economic downturn bearing the brunt of layoffs

One-third worry their household will be late on a mortgage or rent payment as outbreak roils economy March 25, 2020 – As the COVID-19 outbreak continues its vise-grip on the health, day to day lives, and economic fortunes of Canadians,

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5G Divide: As decision looms, there’s little Canadian consensus over Huawei’s role in network buildout

Just over half (56%) support banning Huawei’s involvement, one-in-three say a limited role is fine February 11, 2020 – As its Five Eyes allies choose sides in the Huawei 5G debate, the Canadian government has yet to make a decision.

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As unfavourable views of China rise, Canadians are split over wisdom of Meng arrest

Preference for trade with China has dropped by nearly half since 2015 December 11, 2019 – News that China is now moving to prosecute two Canadian citizens who have been imprisoned without charge for a year represents the latest development

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