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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

The Millennial Market of eSports

The global phenomenon of the eSports industry is only continuing to gain more traction, and you guessed it, it’s powered by millennials. For those who don’t live behind their computer screens, eSports are digital competitions between players of electronic games. Console (think Xbox and PlayStation) and computer games are the most popular, and players either

Liberals and Conservatives neck and neck as the race to 2019 takes shape

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto With a little over a year to go before the start of the 2019 federal election, we polled 2,000 Canadian adults last week about how they are seeing their political choices. Here are the highlights as we see them: THE SITUATION TODAY Today, 43% say they would prefer to
Liberals and Conservatives neck and neck as the race to 2019 takes shape

Millennials Not on Vacation

Can’t imagine the workplace without you? Does logging off your work account stress you out? Does spending your paid vacation days on the beach frighten you? If you said yes to any of these questions, then you’re not alone. It’s July and vacation season is underway, but not for millennials. Despite the abhorrent number of

Canadians are united in believing our country brings good to the world

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We asked people whether they thought Canada and several other countries were doing more good for the world or more harm. Canadians are almost unanimously that our country does more good than harm in the world. The majority feel the US does more harm; results are almost identical for
Canadians are united in believing our country brings good to the world
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