Does Alberta want in or out and how does the rest of the country feel?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The post-election discussion in Canadian politics has centred a lot on the relationship with Alberta. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at where attitudes currently stand. • Right now, 75% of Albertans think the province has been treated unfairly by the rest of the country,

Bill C-69 is not a highly controversial national issue

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto One of the most hotly debated issues in Ottawa in recent years has been the federal government’s legislative proposals surrounding major project reviews. The current bill in question is known as C-69. In our latest nationwide survey, we asked a few questions to take the temperature of the public

After My Democracy, Castro, ‘cash for access’, pipelines, climate plan, Liberals end the year well ahead, but off their summer peak

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide public opinion survey explored a wide variety of topics. Our first release describes the current state of federal politics, including reactions to a variety of events and decisions. Here’s what we see: Party support has seen some softening in recent weeks, but remains at levels roughly

HOW BIG ARE CANADIAN REGIONAL DIFFERENCES ON QUESTIONS OF MORALITY?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide survey included questions on what people consider to be morally acceptable or morally wrong. See our earlier releases  here and here. Here’s a look at regional differences, particularly looking at how Alberta, often understood to be the most conservative province, and Quebec, often seen as at

Sun News: The State of Alberta’s Political Parties and Leaders

David joined David Akin on the Daily Brief to break down Abacus’ latest survey on Alberta’s provincial election.  

Calgary Sun: Wildrose surges at expense of ruling Conservatives

Voter support for Alberta’s governing Tories has dramatically dwindled, according to a new electoral poll. The QMI/Sun News-Abacus Data poll conducted last week shows the PC lead over their right wing Wildrose Party foes narrowing considerably, to a count of 34% against 29%. One survey from late February showed the lead of a Tory party

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