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Interest in Rates: Almost half want BoC to take wait-and-see approach before raising interest rates further

One-quarter want further rate hikes; financial pessimism reaches 13-year high May 24, 2022 – As inflation reaches a 31-year high, Canadians are more likely to want the Bank of Canada to stand-pat than continue to push up the cost of

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Canadians say gun violence rising; prefer national policy over provincial regulations

Two-in-five (43%) say gun violence increasing where they live, including majorities in Montreal & Toronto May 16, 2022 – People in Canada, the United States and around the world were reminded once again of the horrific and angering human toll

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Provincial spotlight: Ontario, Alberta governments heavily criticized on nearly every aspect of provincial management

In Quebec, surging Conservative Party pressures CAQ government, opposition ahead of October election March 31, 2022 – As if Canadians needed any more political drama in 2022, the spotlight is intensifying on the provincial scene in many regions of the

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Emergencies Act Review: Canadians divided whether ‘Freedom Convoy’ could have been dispersed without it

Nearly half say use of Act was necessary (46%), but others preferred alternative paths to resolution May 12, 2022 – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waited until the final day legally allowable before launching a compulsory review of the federal government’s

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Canadians supportive of government response to Ukraine-Russia conflict, but many say more is needed

Half (47%) have shown support or donated to Ukraine personally since conflict began May 9, 2022 – The war in Ukraine has entered its third month, leaving thousands dead, millions seeking refuge, and billions feeling the economic impacts of an

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The Art of the Deal? Canadians split along political lines over NDP-Liberal confidence-and-supply agreement

PM Trudeau seen as biggest political beneficiary; early tests may include increased defence spending March 28, 2022 – The NDP-Liberal confidence-and-supply agreement that would see major New Democratic policy planks adopted in exchange for security on confidence and money votes

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