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Mandatory treatment? Decriminalization? As opioid epidemic rages, Canadians seek extreme measures to save lives

Percentage saying opioid issue is serious or a crisis in their community has risen over past year February 15, 2019 – With the number of opioid related deaths in this country expected to surpass 4,000 in 2018, Canadians continue to

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China-Canada relations: in fraught times, there is little consensus on how best to resolve tensions

Most say human rights should trump trade in guiding Canada’s approach to relations with China February 1, 2019 – Amid deteriorating diplomatic relations between Beijing and Ottawa triggered by the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, public opinion reflects acute

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Debt, savings, and stress: A study of economic experiences and attitudes in Canada today

Young Canadians are mostly pessimistic about their finances, but notably optimistic about retirement January 28, 2019 – For every dollar of disposable income in Canada, Canadians owe roughly $1.78 to creditors. Collectively, Canadians hold more than $2 trillion in debt,

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Decades after Reform’s rise, voters open to a new ‘Western Canada Party’

Most Canadians, including westerners, say it’s unlikely the west would separate from the rest of Canada February 5, 2019 – As Canada’s federal party leaders woo voters from coast to coast in this election year, the latest public opinion survey

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What unites & defines the “West”? In a complicated confederation, less than one might think

A region often divided finds itself united by the belief that the federal government treats it unfairly January 30, 2019 – The concept of “Western Canada” may be one born of geography and history, but where does it start and

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Accessibility: A source of future anxiety and a significant consideration for Canadian consumers today

Seven-in-ten Canadians say universal accessibility should be the goal for newly constructed buildings January 22, 2019 – As Canada’s population grows older, millions of Canadians find themselves worrying about decreased mobility, vision and hearing and the impact it may have

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