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Judging the Budget: Just over half say it’s “more good than bad”; near-even split over size of deficit spend

Liberals hold slight vote intent advantage amid lack of enthusiasm and declining approval for Trudeau April 28, 2021 – This week’s vote in the House of Commons passing the new federal budget means Canadians will not be going to the

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Time for a change in Canadian politics? Half say yes, but most don’t want an election before September

Despite calls for change, Liberals still hold four-point advantage over opposition Conservatives March 17, 2021 – At a time when a 2021 election seems likely, and as CPC leader Erin O’Toole continues his so far unsuccessful attempt to break through

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Budget 2021: Economic anxiety haunts two-in-five Canadians; political divides over government priorities

Half say they are worried that someone in their household may lose their job March 25, 2021 – On April 19, Canadians will learn the contents of the first federal budget they have seen in more than two years. On

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Federal Politics: Trudeau approval sinks over vaccination rollout delays, but national political picture remains static

Liberal Party holds a three-point advantage in vote intent over opposition CPC February 22, 2021 – Criticism, uncertainty and delays have beset Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout and bedevilled the Trudeau government since the beginning of the year. Now, new data

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Canadians to Ottawa: In hiring next GG, cut pay, review job description, take final decision out of PM’s hands

Plurality would eliminate the position, as long-term support for Canada as constitutional monarchy wanes February 18, 2021 – Julie Payette’s unprecedented resignation under a cloud from her role as governor general is prompting more than the usual, predictable questions about

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Federal Politics: Liberals hold lead in vote intention as unfavourable views of CPC leader intensify

Half (51%) say top priority for federal government is getting COVID-19 under control January 27, 2021 – As the prime minister hints at the probability of a 2021 election, the leaders of both front-running parties find themselves under ever-increasing scrutiny.

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