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Five issues to watch in 2022

December 27, 2021 – It’s the holiday season and Canadians are being told to limit their social contacts as the COVID-19 virus sweeps across the country. Many wait for their turn to get an immunization that will help protect them

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COVID-19: Canadians call for more rapid access to rapid antigen tests as Omicron fuels more holiday season anxiety

Almost half say their own province is doing a poor job distributing rapid tests December 20, 2021 – It’s beginning to look a lot like (last) Christmas. With cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant surging, governments are once again scrambling

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O’Toole’s Blue Christmas: CPC leader’s popularity plummets post-election as party’s fortunes run flat

Liberals enjoy five-point bump in vote intention; two-in-five approve of Trudeau’s performance December 10, 2021 – Ottawa can be a cold place throughout much of the year. For Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole, the chill is being exacerbated by changes

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Cyber concerns: Canadians show little confidence in ability of several key institutions to fend off cyberattacks

Two-thirds (65%) prefer to fight the hackers rather than pay ransom if their local hospital was targeted December 9, 2021 – Critical Canadian infrastructure was the target of more than 100 ransomware attacks in 2021 and new data from the

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53% of Canadians would not send diplomats to 2022 Olympic Games; two-in-five would keep athletes home

Three-quarters (73%) of Canadians believe nothing Canada does can change China’s behaviour December 7, 2021 – Not since the 1980 Games in Moscow has Canada declined to send athletes – or officials – to the Olympics. But as the U.S.

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COVID & Border Crossings: Little consensus over dropping molecular test for returning travellers – but two-in-five want rapid tests at the border

Plurality support switch to rapid antigen tests; 1/3 would drop all testing for fully vaccinated travellers November 23, 2021 – Border communities and fully vaccinated travellers may be cheering a federal announcement that as of next week, fully vaccinated Canadians

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