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Cannabis is legal, but debate continues: Vast majority would set minimum age for cannabis above 18 years

One-in-four Canadians shopped for, purchased, or used cannabis during first two weeks of legalization November 14, 2018 – Less than a month since Canada became just the second country in the world to legalize the sale and consumption of recreational

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Canadians charged up about electric vehicle incentives, but price point still causes buyers to lose the spark

More than half say governments should do more to incentivize the public to purchase electric vehicles September 20, 2018 – As the Ontario provincial government winds down its rebate program for residents purchasing electric vehicles, a new public opinion poll

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GTA Housing: Most see affordability worsening, say it will continue ‘no matter what’ government does

Proportion of residents made ‘Miserable’ by housing and transit pain jumps 10 points since 2015 August 27, 2018 – Both homeowners and non-owners agree that the price of real estate in the Greater Toronto Area is “unreasonably high,” and that

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Banking on a burst bubble: Even half of Metro Vancouver home owners want housing prices to fall

Two-thirds say that regardless of what government does, they don’t believe prices will drop August 27, 2018 – Housing continues to be the most pressing issue in the minds of Metro Vancouver residents. Despite a commitment from the New Democratic

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Immigration in Canada: Does recent change in forty year opinion trend signal a blip or a breaking point?

Historical analysis finds preference for fewer, not more immigrants, regardless of actual levels August 21, 2018 – Against the backdrop of more frequent, and increasingly fraught conversations about policy regarding immigration and migration to Canada, analysis of current and historical

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Carbon conflict: two-thirds of Canadians say provinces should have the final say on pricing

Fewer than half support federal government plan, view driven heavily by politics July 26, 2018 –  In the emerging federal-provincial battle over carbon pricing – Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, and Ontario Premier Doug Ford appear to be galvanizing public opinion

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