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Indigenous land acknowledgments: opinions toward a practice unknown to many depends on context, place

Canadians divided on whether or not acknowledgements aid reconciliation with Indigenous peoples September 10 , 2019 – Do Canadians feel Indigenous land acknowledgements are a valuable instrument towards reconciliation in this country? Opinion largely depends on who is doing the

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Digital Dopamine: Half of Canadian parents concerned their child spends too much time on their devices

Parents say more screen time for their kids associated with diminished academic performance September 3, 2019 – Whether children are reluctantly peeling themselves away from a summer of screen time, gaming and online socializing, or doubling down on the hours

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Amid concern over spread of gun violence, majorities support ban on handguns, assault weapons

Opposition to ban on firearms driven largely by men, rural Canadians, gun owners May 24, 2019 –. Whether it’s recent mass killings in Penticton, B.C., ongoing gang-related shootings in Toronto, or the Quebec City mosque killings in 2017, communities across

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A Portrait of social isolation and loneliness in Canada today

Intersections between objective isolation and subjective loneliness divide the population into five groups June 17, 2019 – Interpersonal connection is at the heart of all human society. As a species, we thrive on relationships and social interaction, to the point

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Canadians and their Communities: A National Survey on Citizen Engagement and Attitudes

Feelings of attachment and belonging to communities depend greatly on Canadians’ individual mindsets October 6, 2015 – Canadians tie more of their identity to their country than their own communities, but are more bullish about the futures of their neighborhoods

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Honour or Insult? Canadians divided over movement to change Indigenous sports team names

Three-in-ten find ‘Edmonton Eskimos’ offensive, as CFL team considers future of 70-year-old name June 12, 2019 – Honouring cultural traditions or disrespect through caricature? This is the fundamental debate over use of Indigenous names and imagery in sports in recent

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