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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

How Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Won Over Millennials At Davos

 By Jake Horowitz January 25, 2016 DAVOS, Switzerland — Of the many politicians attending this year’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, there was one in particular who stood out as the most popular world leader for millennials: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Since he was elected in October, Trudeau has become an

Millennials don’t want to work for the man

Companies like A&W are trying to entice the next generation of entrepreneurs to launch a franchise By: Lisa Wright Business Reporter, Published on Wed Jan 20 2016 Priya Dhillon has two children under the age of 4 and a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Guelph. But the 33-year-old has her sights set

Conservative Leadership: MacKay, Raitt, Kenney, Clement

Four names top the list of candidates attracting interest in the CPC race. By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest poll we asked people which of 7 possible candidates for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada they think would make the best leader. Note, this survey was conducted prior to Kevin

Millennials clueless about retirement savings plans

Jennifer Paterson | January 20, 2016 Almost a third (32%) of millennials admit they are “not at all knowledgeable” about retirement savings plans (RSPs), according to new survey by TD. The survey found that only 50% of those aged between 18-33 know that the money in an RSP can help to purchase their first home and just 28% know RSP funds can help

The Canada-China Relationship

By Bruce Anderson Abacus Data conducted a nationwide survey on behalf of Teck Resources – Canada’s largest diversified resource development company and a significant Canadian exporter. The focus of the study was Canadians’ views of Canada’s relationship with China, with an emphasis on trade, including their preferences for that relationship going forward. This release highlights

Promises, Promises: Which Liberal campaign promises do Canadians want the government to follow through on?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest poll we asked how people felt about a range of the promises that the Liberal Party made while campaigning last fall. In each case, we asked if people wanted them to go ahead with the promise, would prefer they not go ahead, or didn’t care much

Popularity & Prime Ministers

Highest positives for Trudeau son & father Highest negatives for Stephen Harper By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest poll we asked how people felt about the last 7 people who won elections and became prime minster. The results provide some context in which to assess feelings about the two most recent election

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