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Outlook 2020: Stark regional differences underscore Canadians’ economic confidence for the year ahead

Quebecers most positive about economic outlook, Albertans most anxious November 15, 2019 – Despite relatively strong indicators for Canada’s economic growth in the year ahead, Canadians themselves are twice as likely to say they expect a worsening of economic conditions

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Canada-U.K. relations: warm feelings for Britain, but lukewarm appetite for two-way trade

Most Canadians see negative consequences for U.K. if it leaves EU December 6, 2019 – Over the past three years Brexit has paralyzed British politics, ended the careers of two prime ministers and threatened to re-ignite conflict between the Republic

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The “Gig” Picture: One-in-three Canadians have done some kind of informal work in the past five years

Canadians unsure whether increase of gig work is a good thing or a bad thing for workers November 26, 2019 – As governments and policy makers measure Canadian growth by, among other things, employment rates, new data shows millions of

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Most say money laundering in Canada a problem; three-quarters support limits on cash purchases to combat it

Majorities everywhere outside of Atlantic Canada support inquiry into money laundering by their province September 17, 2019 – Revelations that an RCMP official charged with breaching a Canadian official secrets law was overseeing a Russian money-laundering probe are refocusing national

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Canadian Millennials think they have it tougher than past generations, and half of boomers agree

One-in-three say people living in their parents’ homes longer is a bad thing; just one-in-five say it’s good   July 20, 2016 – High housing costs, student loans, underemployment, wage stagnation – the reasons why an ever-increasing number of young

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Gas Pain: Four-in-ten say rising prices at the pump are making it harder to afford necessities

In B.C., where costs are the highest in North America, seven-in-ten support a cap on maximum gas prices May 17, 2019 – As the price of gasoline begins its high summer season, painful increases at the pump are causing some

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