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Canada’s other epidemic: As overdose deaths escalate, majority favour decriminalization of drugs

Public opinion reflects empirical data: half say opioid crisis worsening in their own communities February 24, 2021 – It is unlikely that Canadians were ever as galvanized by public health data as they have been over the last twelve months.

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Defend or Defund? One-in-four support cutting local police budgets; most back social welfare over hiring more cops

Two-in-five Toronto residents say their local police budget should be cut, highest number in the country October 26, 2020 – As RCMP are criticized in Nova Scotia for failing to protect Mi’kmaq fishermen in Nova Scotia in a violent dispute

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Philanthropy, Pandemic & Political Scandal: COVID-19 curtails donor giving; WE affair weakens trust in charities

Nearly two-in-five Canadian donors say they’re giving less since COVID-19 pandemic began September 17, 2020 – As it has done to nearly every facet of Canadian life, the coronavirus pandemic is also ravaging crucial health programs and social services provided

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Access for all: Near universal support for a pharmacare plan covering Canadians’ prescription drug costs

One-in-four Canadian households struggle to fill needed prescriptions October 29, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has put Canada’s health care system under a microscope – revealing millions of people in this country are struggling to access the prescription medicines they

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Digital Dopamine: Half of Canadian parents concerned their child spends too much time on their devices

Parents say more screen time for their kids associated with diminished academic performance September 3, 2019 – Whether children are reluctantly peeling themselves away from a summer of screen time, gaming and online socializing, or doubling down on the hours

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Truths of reconciliation: Canadians are deeply divided on how best to address Indigenous issues

Most see the attention and money currently going toward these issues as ineffective June 7, 2018 – The Trudeau government has made a commitment since the 2015 election to reset the relationship with First Nations. But the challenges of this

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