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Mr. Biden Goes to Ottawa: China tops list of issues Canadians want PM-President summit to address

72% in Canada say the U.S. is this nation’s “best friend”; 80% say America takes it for granted March 21, 2023 – U.S. President Joe Biden arrives in Canada this week with a promise, per the White House, to “reaffirm

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Bank Account Blues: Half of Canadians say they’re worse off than a year ago, far fewer expect improvement

Budget looms; cost of living a higher concern than health care, environment for those in financial rut March 20, 2023 – As the federal government prepares to table its budget on March 28, a turbulent year has left many Canadians

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Federal Politics: Liberals trail CPC by six points in vote intention; but Poilievre lags Trudeau in likeability

Trudeau’s approval declines to 37 per cent, but only one-third have favourable view of Poilievre March 16, 2023 – Weeks of questions over potential foreign interference in Canadian elections – and the federal government’s handling of the issue – have

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Premiers’ Performance: Three premiers face re-election in 2023; others spring forward, a few fall back

One-third approve of Ford in Ontario (33%); Furey, Moe hold the approval of three-in-five March 15, 2023 – Three of Canada’s premiers will be particularly focused on renewal of mandate, growth in population, and rejuvenation of their political fortunes this

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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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Russian invasion: 55% of Canadians say Ukraine should fight on, half as many say it’s time to negotiate

Support for Canada providing military aid declines from earlier in war – especially among past CPC voters February 22, 2023 – One year into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, new data from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds Canadians more inclined

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