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Most people disagree with Premier Ford on whether carbon tax will cause a recession

When Ontario Premier Doug Ford claimed the federal government’s carbon tax would cause a recession in Ontario, many economists disagreed. And it seems most regular people do as well. According to the first in a series of Clean Energy Canada / Abacus Data nationwide polls: • Few Canadians (19%) expect a recession next year. If
Most people disagree with Premier Ford on whether carbon tax will cause a recession

Beyond the LCBO? Broad support for Liberalizing Alcohol Sales in Ontario

By David Coletto At the start of 2019, we explored public attitudes toward liberalizing alcohol sales in Ontario. The provincial government expanded store hours in December and has started a consultation to look at other ways of changing the way alcohol is sold in the province. Note, this survey was not commissioned or paid for
Beyond the LCBO? Broad support for Liberalizing Alcohol Sales in Ontario

Before the Bell: Climate Change and the Environment

Will climate change and the environment be a ballot box question this year? David Coletto joins the team at the Sixth Estate and a stellar line up of guests to discuss the issue. Hosted by veteran journalist Catherine Clark, the show is broken down into three segments.  In The Pulse, we ask opinions of expert guest pundits
Before the Bell: Climate Change and the Environment

DIY ANCESTRY: Genetic Testing & Corporate Trust

  By: Ihor Korbabicz The research cited below is sourced from an in-depth study of how consumers’ adoption of emerging technologies intersects with data privacy and public trust. If you would like to see more analysis from our work, please reach out to Executive Director ihor@abacusdata.ca for more information.   -Direct to consumer genetic testing
DIY ANCESTRY: Genetic Testing & Corporate Trust

Crystal Ball Gazing for 2019

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto As 2018 wraped up we asked Canadians to tell us how likely and how desirable a series of possible events would be in the coming year. Here’s what the results revealed: HOPES FOR 2019 • Almost everyone hopes for a scientific or technological breakthrough that can accelerate progress in
Crystal Ball Gazing for 2019

Millennials: Where will they go?

By Devlyn Lalonde As we enter into a new year, we turn our gaze to the future of the millennial generation. January 1st doesn’t just mark the beginning of another year; it marks the first time that boomers will not hold the plurality of decision-making power in a Canadian election. With the average life expectancy
Millennials: Where will they go?

What makes a millennial?

By Devlyn Lalonde To kick off our millennial year in review we start by looking at the subject of our discussion: the millennials. Most of our regular readers you will know that millennials are a generational cohort born between the years of 1980 and 2000. In Canada, millennials make up just a little over a
What makes a millennial?

Trudeau, Scheer, or Singh: Who would most likely…

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto How people think about political leaders has to do with a lot of factors, well beyond their policy positions. Voters develop a sense of what kind of person they are, whether they can be trusted in different ways. To help shed light on how Canadians are thinking about the
Trudeau, Scheer, or Singh: Who would most likely…

Assessment of the Trudeau Government at Year End

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto OVERALL APPROVAL OF THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT Across the country, 42% approve of the performance of the Trudeau government, and 39% disapprove. Approval is down 3 points since November while disapproval is up five points. Since March 2018, the government’s approval rating has hovered between 42% and 45% with disapproval
Assessment of the Trudeau Government at Year End

Canada’s political mood as 2018 comes to an end

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto As we close out 2018 and look to 2019, we surveyed 2,000 Canadian adults and explored their views on federal politics and how they were feeling about the direction of the country. Here’s the first of a series of releases, detailing what we found: DIRECTION OF THE COUNTRY By
Canada’s political mood as 2018 comes to an end
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