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Allstate Survey: Gen X worst distracted driving culprits; most Canadians perceive behaviour negatively even as this behaviour increases

SOURCE: Allstate Canada Allstate cautions motorists as July is among deadliest on Canada’s roads TORONTO, June 27, 2013 — July has the highest percentage of fatal collisions in many Canadian jurisdictions. Because the roads are clear and dry, there may be an increased temptation to multi-task behind the wheel. In a recent Allstate Insurance Company

52% of survey respondents didn’t know Canada is trying to secure EU trade deal

JESSICA HUME | QMI AGENCY OTTAWA – A small majority of Canadians who responded to a new survey had no idea the government is attempting to clinch a trade deal with the European Union, but those who were aware are overwhelmingly in favour.According to the Abacus Data survey, 48% of respondents knew of the government’s trade negotiations

Canadians see Snowden as whistleblower, but many welcome targeted terrorist surveillance

BY JESSICA HUME ,PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU OTTAWA — Edward Snowden, who leaked what he contends are privacy violations by the U.S. government, is a whistleblower, not a traitor, according to the majority of Canadian respondents in a new survey. The survey by Abacus Data found 60% of Canadians sided with Snowden, versus 15% who consider the 29-year-old

Tory support plummets after rocky spring: Survey

DAVID AKIN | PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU CHIEF OTTAWA — After a spring full of scandal that reached into the Prime Minister’s Office, a new survey finds Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are tied for voter support across the country with Thomas Mulcair’s NDP — and both of them are looking up at Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. The Abacus Data survey done

Canadians obsessed with real estate, poll suggests

Self-described real estate obsession highest in Toronto at 47%, survey indicates CBC News Most Canadians think about real estate on a regular basis, and a good number of them are obsessed with it, an online survey suggests. That’s the takeaway of a recent poll by online home selling firm Zoocasa, where the real estate company

Youth unemployment is a global crisis

In the Globe and Mail this morning Konrad Yakabuski  sums up details of the global youth unemployment crisis: While Europe is the epicentre of youth unemployment, the crisis is a global one. In Canada, more than 411,000 young people under 25 were out of work in April, pushing the youth unemployment rate up to 14.5 per

Abacus Data Presenting RetailSenses at The Insight Innovation Exchange

Thanks to over 300 people voting for our RetailSenses submission to the Insight Innovation Competition we are now one of the finalists presenting to a panel of judges in Philadelphia! I can’t say thank you enough! What is the Insight Innovation Exchange North America 2013? The primary goal of IIeX is to bring together the key stakeholders

Connecting with Generation Y: Cummins Allison Provides Tips to Attract Younger Members

BusinessWire May 30, 2013 Generation Y, also known as millennials, makes up 26 percent of the Canadian population and is widely regarded as one of the most coveted market segments. Millennials are tech savvy multi-taskers that value convenience and personalized service. They’re also concerned about personal finance; Generation Y is more likely to feel there is

The millennial parent

By: Sarah Kendzior Aljazeera May 29, 2013 I have a friend who was the first in his family to go to college. He grew up poor in the rural Midwest and earned his BA from a top school in the region. But when the recession hit in the early 2000s, he could not find a

Engaging With Millennial Customers Through Social Media

By: Hulya Aksu Huffington Post May 29, 2013 There’s been a ton of buzz in the media lately about the “Me, Me, Me Generation” of millennials. Tagged as being the most connected, they’re using their constant, real-time plug-in to technology to engage in an impressive social, global citizenship that, sense-of-entitlement be damned, we might want to pay attention
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