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Liberal Re-Election Hopes?

May have less to do with a pipeline, more about attracting investment and helping with housing affordability. By Bruce Anderson As of today, 42% of voters say they would like to see the Liberals re-elected next year, and 58% say they would prefer to see a different party take power in Ottawa.  To put this
Liberal Re-Election Hopes?

Only 1 in 5 Canadian millennials believe they will see global gender equality in their lifetimes.

By David Coletto On behalf of The MATCH Fund, we asked Canadian millennials (those aged 18 to 37) their views on global gender equality and Canada’s role in trying to achieve it. Here’s what we found: Only one in five millennials believe they will see global gender equality achieved in their lifetime. Most think that
Only 1 in 5 Canadian millennials believe they will see global gender equality in their lifetimes.

Election 2015 started as a three party race. Countdown to 2019 begins with the NDP well back.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto A year from now, we will likely be in the middle of the 2019 federal election. Over the past 5 days, we polled 2,000 Canadian adults how they are seeing their political choices and how they feel about their political leaders. Here are the highlights as we see them:
Election 2015 started as a three party race. Countdown to 2019 begins with the NDP well back.

Ottawa residents want progress on LeBreton Flats redevelopment

Most residents, including 67% of Sens fans, support the NHL stepping in to get the project moving forward. By David Coletto The Capital Build Taskforce, a sub-committee of the Ottawa Board of Trade focused on supporting key economic development in the National Capital Region, commissioned local polling firm Abacus Data to conduct a survey of
Ottawa residents want progress on LeBreton Flats redevelopment

Abacus Data Continues to Grow

Abacus Data welcomes Yvonne Langen as the new Business Development Manager. Yvonne comes to us with a breadth of experience in account management, lead generation, relationship management, marketing, and communications. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University and a Master of Arts from the University of Toronto. Yvonne will be responsible for cultivating
Abacus Data Continues to Grow

Canadian Perspectives on Pharmacare

By Bruce Anderson AFFORDABILITY OF MEDICINE AND GROUP/PRIVATE INSURANCE PLANS Today, 77% say that the medicines they need are affordable or “affordable enough” while 23% say they are unaffordable.  Those who do not have private or group health insurance coverage are about three times more likely to say the medicines they need are unaffordable. In
Canadian Perspectives on Pharmacare

Is there any middle ground in the pipeline and carbon price debate?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Two of the more contentious issues in Canadian politics, issues that may play an important role in the next federal election, are the Trans Mountain Pipeline and the idea of putting a price on carbon pollution. We recently polled Canadians to see how opinion is shaping up on these
Is there any middle ground in the pipeline and carbon price debate?

Will Max Bernier be a spoiler for the Conservative Party?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto It’s too early to know how Max Bernier’s full-blown attack on the Conservative Party of Canada will play out, but in our latest polling, we explored how people react to his arguments about that party and his decision to launch a new party based on some key policies. Readers
Will Max Bernier be a spoiler for the Conservative Party?

2019 race may feature many issues: From climate change, debt & housing, to borders and gun violence and, always, Trump.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We are about a year away from the start of the 2019 federal election. Last week, we polled 1,500 Canadian adults on how they are seeing their political choices and the issues that they are most concerned about. Here are the highlights as we see them: Our latest polling
2019 race may feature many issues: From climate change, debt & housing, to borders and gun violence and, always, Trump.

2 in 3 Toronto residents think Ford Government should postpone council size cut until after the election or scrap plan entirely

By David Coletto Last week we conducted a survey of over 900 adult residents of Toronto for the Broadbent Institute and Progress Toronto to gauge the reaction of how the Ontario government approached its decision to reduce the size of Toronto’s city council from 47 to 25 seats. Here’s what we found: FINDING #1 By
2 in 3 Toronto residents think Ford Government should postpone council size cut until after the election or scrap plan entirely
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