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As COVID-19 rewrites playbook on social safety net, majorities support idea of basic income of up to 30K

But who will pay? Two-thirds reject increase in their own taxes, most feel wealthy should be responsible June 18, 2020 – As the federal government extends the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit, a program that has sustained more than seven million

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Four-in-five Canadians support complete ban on civilian possession of assault style weapons

Fewer, but still two-in-three, also say they support a ban on handguns May 1, 2020 – With the Trudeau government poised to ban some “assault style” weapons, it finds significant support for a change first promised by the Liberals in

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Most say money laundering in Canada a problem; three-quarters support limits on cash purchases to combat it

Majorities everywhere outside of Atlantic Canada support inquiry into money laundering by their province September 17, 2019 – Revelations that an RCMP official charged with breaching a Canadian official secrets law was overseeing a Russian money-laundering probe are refocusing national

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Quebecers support religious symbols ban, but are divided on how – or even whether – to enforce it

People in Québec evenly divided over firing those who would violate Bill 21 May 8, 2019 – With public hearings underway in Québec’s National Assembly on Bill 21 – the proposed law that would ban public employees in positions of

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Should Canadians have the right to be forgotten? Most would follow Europe on Internet search law

By two-to-one ratio, Canadians support right to petition search engines to remove negative information January 7, 2019 – In the European Union, citizens have the right to request that search engines remove information about them that is outdated, inaccurate, or

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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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