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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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Election Interference: Canadians tilt towards calling for a public inquiry; majority call government response ‘evasive’

Past CPC voters three-times as likely as past Liberal, NDP voters to say this issue ‘very important’ May 26, 2023 – David Johnston’s decision not to call a public inquiry into what the Trudeau government knew and how it reacted

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China, Canada and Challenging Diplomacy: Two-in-three Canadians believe Beijing did attempt election interference

Majority of Liberal voters agree China likely tried to interfere; most say gov’t needs to take a harder line March 1, 2023 – The latest allegations to strain an already challenged diplomatic relationship between Ottawa and Beijing have a majority

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Trudeau’s approval: how does it compare to other prime ministers over the last five decades?

Two-in-five currently approve of PMJT, though the same number “strongly disapprove” of his performance May 20, 2023 – Assessing history can be difficult in real time, with recency bias and current controversies often clouding the long view. A new study

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Canada’s Global Image: Half of Canadians believe nation’s international reputation is on the decline

More than half of Canadians want defence spending to increase to NATO target, but the rest don’t May 16, 2023 – A cache of leaked Pentagon documents recently confirmed a secret that many have suspected for years, as Prime Minister

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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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