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The Shortage Economy in Canada and What it Means for Leaders

By David Coletto In its early October edition, the Economist put a spotlight on what it called the “shortage economy” and argued that “scarcity has replaced gluts as the biggest impediment to growth.” As a public opinion and social researcher, I was of course intrigued. And so, at the beginning of this year, I conducted

Ontario PCs lead by 9 over Liberals as 2022 begins and election looms

By David Coletto Ontario is likely heading to the polls in early June 2022 and over the next months, our team will track public opinion and preferences in the lead-up to the campaign. This is part of our team’s expansion in Toronto.  We have opened a new office in downtown Toronto and will be focusing

Public mood sours and federal government approval steady as Omicron cases rise.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We completed a national survey of 2,200 Canadian adults from January 7 to 12, 2022. Here’s a snapshot of our findings. PUBLIC MOOD & GOVERNMENT APPROVAL Since early December, the mood of the country has soured as Omicron has spread and anxiety about the pandemic has increased. Today, 37%

What Threats Do Canadians Perceive and What Is Canada’s Influence Around the World? Now vs. 2018

By Richard Jenkins and David Coletto As more and more things are going back to normal in Canada, we decided to get Canadians to look beyond Canada’s borders to think about the threats and priorities they have for Canada on the global stage.  We also asked them to gauge Canada’s influence in the world. We

A Throne Speech Meets a Distracted Public. Liberals and Conservatives neck and neck.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We completed a national survey of 2,025 Canadian adults from November 25 to 30, 2021. Here’s a snapshot of our findings. SPEECH FROM THE THRONE One in three people didn’t know there was a Speech from the Throne, and another half only heard about it.  Fewer than one in

What do Canadians know about Canadian politics and institutions?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In a recent national survey, we asked Canadians five questions to get a sense of how well people know some facts about our political system.   Here’s what we found. 3 out of 10 think someone other than the Prime Minister chooses the members of the federal Cabinet. 13% think

What are Canadians thinking before the new federal government is sworn in?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We completed a national survey of 2,220 Canadian adults from October 15 to 20, 2021 to measure sentiment just prior to a new federal Cabinet being sworn in. PUBLIC MOOD & GOVERNMENT APPROVAL About equal numbers feel things in Canada are headed in the right direction (43%) than those

Daily #elxn44 Tracking: September 18

In the final days of the 2021 Canadian general election, our team is tracking public opinion and intentions about the election daily. Each evening from Wednesday, September 15 to Saturday, September 18, we will be releasing the results of a three-day rolling poll of about 1,500 eligible voters who say they will definitely be voting

Daily #elxn44 Tracking: September 17

In the final days of the 2021 Canadian general election, our team is tracking public opinion and intentions about the election daily. Each evening from Wednesday, September 15 to Saturday, September 18, we will be releasing the results of a three-day rolling poll of about 1,500 eligible voters who say they will definitely be voting

Daily #elxn44 Tracking: September 16

In the final days of the 2021 Canadian general election, our team is tracking public opinion and intentions about the election daily. Each evening from Wednesday, September 15 to Saturday, September 18, we will be releasing the results of a three-day rolling poll of about 1,500 eligible voters who say they will definitely be voting

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