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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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Out of stock: Half of Christmas shoppers having difficulty finding items in store; many are starting early

Nearly half of lower income households say this year is more financially stressful than past years December 2, 2021 – It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but emotional and financial stress combined with supply chain

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CRB to the curb?: Majority want benefits to end before next year, including two-in-five who would cut them immediately

Nine-in-ten identify rising cost of living as a greater concern than job or income security October 20, 2021 – With five of the emergency benefits programs introduced by the federal government to support individuals and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Inflation Nation: Canadians struggle with rising costs; lower-income households brace for worse in the months ahead

Canadians from lower income households far more likely to say they’re worse off now than a year ago June 17, 2021 – On the cusp of throwing off the shackles of a 16-month pandemic, Canadians are already being weighed down

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Quitting Time? Nearly half who prefer to work from home would look for a new job if forced back post-pandemic

Work from home brought social, mental health challenges, but productivity as good or better than at office August 4, 2021 – The last thing that many Canadians working from home may wish to think about at this midpoint of summer

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To Have & Have Not: Canadians take sides on housing market, divided in desire for home prices to rise, or tank

High housing prices spreading outside urban hot zones, hurting Canadians from coast to coast April 7, 2021 – Home sweet home. Home, where the heart is. Work from home. Homeschooling. If the places where Canadians rest their heads at night

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