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Hockey Night Shakeup: On the Strombo Split and the MacLean Majority

By Dave Korzinski June 27, 2016 – Call it hockey’s inherent conservatism, call it a poor fit or blame it on an historically bad season for Canadian hockey franchises – whatever the reason, George Stroumboulopoulos is out of a job. It

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Bill C-14: Debate between Senate and House of Commons mirrors public opinion on assisted-dying

By Shachi Kurl and Dave Korzinski June 13, 2016 – The legislative battle brewing in Ottawa over the Liberal government’s Bill C-14 regarding medical assistance in dying represents a true test for the relatively newly non-partisan Senate and a challenge the Prime

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Hoop Dreams: Can the Raptors capture a nation’s interest?

By Dave Korzinski, Research Associate May 12, 2016 – The Toronto Raptors are in the midst of their most successful season since the franchise’s inception in 1995. Fans in the ‘Six’ celebrated their first ever best-of-seven playoff series victory by defeating the

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Hold the phone, providers and regulators – Canadians care about wireless competition

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director May 4, 2016 – The $3.1-billion deal for the purchase of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. by Bell Canada Enterprises Inc. prompts the question of whether Manitobans should be bracing for a particularly staticky kind of cellphone sadness this

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NHL playoff viewership decline: Can Sidney Crosby save the day?

By Dave Korzinski, Research Associate May 1, 2016 – To the likely dismay of playoff rights holders at Rogers Media, what many Canadians told us here at the Angus Reid Institute was going to happen, has actually happened: there has been a precipitous decline

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Legalize it? Canadians say yes, but that doesn’t mean they find smoking weed ‘acceptable’

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate April 28, 2016 – By this time next year – assuming the federal government makes good on its promise to introduce legislation in spring 2017 – marijuana legalization will be imminent, and most Canadians will be

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