Most feel Budget 2016 is a change from the past, appropriate to circumstances, and sets good priorities.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The following are findings from a national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults conducted by Abacus Data and commissioned by EY. In the federal election last fall, voters wanted change in Ottawa, and judging from the reactions to the first federal budget delivered by Finance Minister Bill Morneau, many believe

Canadians Assess PM Trudeau’s Performance: Detailed Report Card #2

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto A majority of Canadians give Prime Minister Justin Trudeau an acceptable or better performance on 10 out of 10 items measured in our detailed report card. Only a third of those surveyed offer poor assessments on any items, and on 6 of the 10 items the level of “poor

Canada’s Mood & the Travels of Justin Trudeau

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Days before the Trudeau government releases its first budget, our latest poll finds that support for the federal government remains strong across the country. A majority approve of the federal government’s performance, the Liberals hold a 15-point lead over the Conservatives in ballot support, and a large majority of

Abacus Data is hiring a summer student. Come work with us for the summer!

Summer Student or Summer Internship Location: Ottawa, ON Description: Full-time, 4-month contract (May 2016 thru August 2016) Compensation: $3,100 per month Applications accepted until 11:59pm ET on March 25, 2016 Role: Abacus Data is looking for an energetic, self-starting college or university student who is looking for a summer placement or internship based in Ottawa

Less than 1 in 3 oppose changes to Canada’s role in fight with ISIS

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto MOST ACCEPT CANADA’S SHIFT IN ROLE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ISIS Our latest poll reveals broad acceptance of the move by Ottawa to adjust Canada’s role in the fight against ISIS: 30% support the new approach, 40% say they accept it, while 29% oppose. Reactions diverge along partisan lines.

Life in Canada’s Communities: Reactions to the Federal Government’s Agenda

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Abacus recently completed an in-depth nationwide LIFE IN CANADA’S COMMUNITIES study for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. This release is the third in a series based on this study. REACTION TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PRIORITIES We asked people to react to recently announced federal priorities that relate to cities and

Life in Canada’s Communities: What’s getting better or worse, and what the priorities should be

We like where we live, but we see more signs of pressure than improvement By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Abacus recently completed an in-depth nationwide LIFE IN CANADA’S COMMUNITIES study for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. This release is the second in a series of story lines based on this study. COMMUNITIES FEELING SOME

We like where we live.

Most Canadians feel their community is better than average: quality of life is good, economic opportunities could be better By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Abacus recently completed an in-depth nationwide study for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. This is the first in a series of five story lines based on the results of this

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Canadian millennials buying houses at younger age than their parents: report

Canadian millennials aged 25 to 34 are better off than their American counterparts — and are entering the housing market at a younger age than their parents did, suggests a new report from TD Economics. “In Canada, millennials … have found good jobs, higher incomes — particularly females,” said Diana Petramala, an economist for TD Economics and co-author

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