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Federal politics: As concern over COVID-19 dissipates, other policy issues may dominate election debates

For first time in more than a year, COVID-19 not top issue for Canadians; priority for Indigenous issues doubles June 11, 2021 – As more than a year’s worth of national concern about the COVID-19 pandemic begins to ease, the

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Premiers’ Performance: Ford and Kenney’s popularity & political fortunes bear brunt of pandemic management

Ontario, Alberta premiers see declines in leadership approval; opposition parties in those provinces gain June 9, 2021 – Two of Canada’s most prominent Conservative premiers are deep in the depths of the blues this spring, for reasons that have nothing

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As vaccination rate climbs, Canadians more bullish about Liberals’ handling of pandemic; vote intention remains static

34 per cent would vote for Liberal Party if election were held, 32 per cent would support CPC May 21, 2021 – The medical feat of jabbing hundreds of thousands of Canadians with COVID-19 vaccines is not only bringing Canada

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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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COVID-19: Third wave drives surge of criticism for Kenney, Ford, and other premiers

One-in-five 18-to-34-year old’s ‘very concerned’ about illness, highest level since pandemic began April 9, 2021 – Early hope for a spring season that would have marked the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic has in many parts of

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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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