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Little Movement in Party Support; Conservatives Lead Liberals by 11 points

A new Abacus Data National Poll finds that although there has been little change in overall vote preference numbers, the Conservatives have widened their lead over the Liberals to 11-points. The Conservatives dominate the opposition parties among Canadians aged 45 and over, and have large leads in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and in British Columbia.  In

Ethical oil or an environmental disaster? Neither, it’s about the economy, stupid

In a fragile economy, support for the oil sands is not about ethical oil but simple economics. By DAVID COLETTO Originally appeared in the The Hill Times on December 6, 2010 OTTAWA—We have all heard stories about the environmental disaster that is the Alberta oil sands: the toxic tailing ponds, killed flocks of ducks, and

Hill Times: Experts say Tories ‘extraordinarily successful’ at fundraising on wedge issues, hope and fear

By BEA VONGDOUANGCHANH, KRISTEN SHANE Published November 22, 2010 The federal Conservatives raised more than $4-million between July 1 and Sept. 30, out-fundraising the Liberals, Bloc Québécois, and NDP combined, through the use of two emotions, say some political observers: hope and fear. “The more emotional intensity, the more money you can raise,” conservative political

Watch Now: Abacus Data National Poll on CPAC’s PrimeTime Politics

Abacus Data’s CEO appears on PrimeTime Politics with Peter Van Dusen to discuss the findings of a recent survey on the economy and the federal government’s stimulus plan.

Benchmarks and Best Practices: Corporate and Community Social Responsibility in Canada

In partnership with the Corporate and Community Social Responsibility Conference held at Algonquin College in Ottawa on November 16, 2010, Abacus Data conducted a consultation with CCSR stakeholders in Canada. This report details some of the findings of this consultation and identifies ways that corporations and social enterprises can find common ground and build more

Canadians Don’t Feel the Effect of the Federal Stimulus

A new Abacus Data National Poll most Canadians say the federal government’s economic stimulus plan had no effect on their personal financial situation and a plurality believe that it is time for the federal government to start focusing on deficit reduction. The online survey of 1,001 Canadians was conducted between October 29 and November 1,

Majority of Canadians Believe the Recession is Not Over

A new Abacus Data National Poll finds that six in ten Canadians said that the economic recession in Canada is not over, while only 12% said it is.   The recession forced changes to over 60% of Canadians’ lives with 21% saying the recession caused major changes in the way they live. The online survey

Canadiens and Canucks Favourites to Win Stanley Cup

A new Abacus Data National Poll finds that over four in ten Canadians say they are hockey fans.  When hockey fans are asked which Canadian team has the best chance to win the Stanley cup, 27% picked the Montreal Canadiens and 24% picked the Vancouver Canucks. The online survey of 1,001 Canadians was conducted between

Canadians Willing to Spend More for Socially Responsible Products

A new Abacus Data National Poll sponsored by the Corporate and Community Social Responsibility Conference at Algonquin College on November 16, 2010 finds that a majority of Canadians are willing to pay more for a product that comes from a socially responsible company.  About one in two Canadians said they knew what CSR means and

Toronto Sun: Volunteer firefighters deserve tax break: Poll

By BRIAN LILLEY, PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU November 9, 2010 OTTAWA – Canadians say they are willing to give volunteer firefighters a tax break even it costs the federal government millions of dollars. A poll commissioned by the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and conducted by Abacus Data found 69% of Canadians support giving volunteer firefighters a $3,000
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