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Premiers’ Performance: As year ends, Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne sees job approval drop to 16%

Nova Scotia’s McNeil bears scars from dispute with teachers’ union December 13, 2016 – Beleaguered by the fallout of her government’s sale of Hydro One and under pressure from the Ontario auditor general for not spending the proceeds of that

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Electoral Reform committee matches public opinion with calls for proportionality, referendum

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate December 1, 2016 – The Special Committee on Electoral Reform delivered its final report on Dec. 1, recommending that Canada consider adopting an electoral system based on proportional representation, and that Canadians be asked to vote on

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American Election: Most Canadians say Trump victory will hurt their country’s relationship with the U.S.

Notable gender differences drive Canadian assessments of the campaign and US electorate   November 11, 2016 – Canadians are expressing concern that Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election may signal the start of a

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Battle of the ballots: Two alternate voting systems seen as competitive to First Past the Post

Canadians like proportionality of MMP and LPR; prefer STV and RUPR less November 29, 2016 – Even as Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef appears to be stepping back from her party’s own campaign vow that the October 2015 federal election

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Approving B.C. LNG project likely to alienate a small – but important – segment of Trudeau base

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate September 30, 2016 – The federal government’s approval – with 190 conditions – of an $11.4-billion terminal for exporting liquefied natural gas on British Columbia’s northern coast raises a number of questions about the Trudeau government’s energy

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Premiers’ Performance: Pallister and Clark climb; Wynne loses ground

Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall drops nine points to new low; but is still Canada’s most approved-of premier September 21, 2016 – In what had been the country’s most overheated housing market, BC Premier Christy Clark’s imposition of a 15% tax on foreign buyers

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