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Canadians hold more nuanced views than we give them credit for

By Shachi Kurl, President, and Dave Korzinski, Research Director Oct. 30, 2023 – Have we lost the ability to talk to each other about complicated, complex issues in this country? Do many of you feel like it’s better to stay

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How should we understand Canada’s version of the ‘culture wars’?

By Shachi Kurl, President Sept. 15, 2023 – Oh, we were so smug then, in simpler times, when we flicked through the American cable news networks to gawk at people screaming at each other about social values. But like it

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Labour Day — Does ‘Solidarity Forever’ mean solidarity for everyone?

By Shachi Kurl, President Sept. 1, 2023 – The Labour Day long weekend is when many reflect on the role Canadian unions have played in our nation’s history. “Solidarity forever” may be the tune people hum in the coming days.

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Trudeau marriage break-up shows how the role of political spouse has changed

By Shachi Kurl, President Aug. 4, 2023 – Is there more to say about the Trudeau-Grégoire-Trudeau separation? My editor says yes, and one doesn’t gainsay her. Once more unto the breach. So far, the takes have ranged from the sympathetic,

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Canadians stuck in the middle of the standoff over news content online

By Shachi Kurl, President July 7, 2023 – In the worsening game of chicken between the federal government and big tech over Bill C-18, it may be useful to better understand what Canadians news consumers themselves think. The problem is

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Don’t let the Air India bombing fade from Canadians’ collective memory

By Shachi Kurl, President June 23, 2023 – One year ago, I mused out loud about how many Canadians would know why June 23 marks this country’s National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism. This year, I decided to

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