As Conservatives Choose and the NDP Race Heats Up, Where Things Stand in Canadian Politics.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto It’s been just over a year and a half since the last federal election. Conservatives across the country have been mailing in ballots and their new leader will be known next weekend. The NDP race may now have a final lineup set and switch into a higher gear. As

Is Prime Minister Trudeau losing the Millennials?

By David Coletto Recently, a CBC opinion journalist asserted that Millennials had “finally fallen out of love” with Justin Trudeau because of his decision not to pursue electoral reform. The argument was that electoral reform was so important to Millennials that this breach of faith was a final straw in the relationship. Millennials are those

Softening of Trudeau government approval concentrated in Alberta and Ontario

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto As 2016 winds down, approval of the performance of the Trudeau government sagged a bit to 50%, in line with the numbers achieved at this point last year, but down from the levels seen earlier in the year. 32% disapprove of how the government is doing. The sliding approval

After My Democracy, Castro, ‘cash for access’, pipelines, climate plan, Liberals end the year well ahead, but off their summer peak

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide public opinion survey explored a wide variety of topics. Our first release describes the current state of federal politics, including reactions to a variety of events and decisions. Here’s what we see: Party support has seen some softening in recent weeks, but remains at levels roughly

What keeps us awake: Top national issues

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest survey of national opinion, we explored the issues people are concerned about across Canada today. • One in three (34%) say that economic conditions in general are the most important issue facing Canada today. This is the number one concern of 47% in Alberta, and a

Broad support continues for the Trudeau government

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest survey of national opinion, we explored views of Canadian politics, perceptions of the federal government, the PM and other leaders, the aftermath of the US election and attitudes towards oil development in Canada, among other topics. In this our first release, we look at the domestic

Trudeau’s Liberals? One year later Canada would do it again.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto On the one-year anniversary of the election of the Trudeau government, Canadians continue to show little remorse about the change that their ballots brought about, and instead indicate that they would choose the Liberals again if an election were held tomorrow. Our latest numbers show: • Across the country,

WHO’S AFRAID OF A CARBON TAX? NOT SO MANY.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest survey of national opinion, we explored questions around using a price or tax on carbon to help combat the challenge of climate change. Here’s what we found: • Few people generally ask for taxes of any sort, and so it was perhaps not surprising that only

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR IN A POLITICAL LEADER?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto As the Conservative and New Democratic parties are going to choose new leaders, we asked Canadians about the qualities they would want to see in a political leader. This more detailed work will be released in the next few days. But first, we wanted to highlight the results of

CANADIANS BULLISH ON CANADA

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest national survey of 2,010 Canadian adults, we asked Canadians what they thought about the potential for Canada to win new investment from around the world. ATTRACTING INVESTMENT TO CANADA Prime Minister Trudeau has been making a case for inbound foreign investment, and two in three (65%)

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