Sour Canada-China Relations: Canadians blame China

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest national survey, we asked a few questions about the Canada-China relationship. Here’s what we found: CHINA TRYING TO BULLY CANADA, AND SHOULD STAND DOWN The relationship between Canada and China has been going through a challenging period and while many Canadians may not be following all

Canadians are united in believing our country brings good to the world

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We asked people whether they thought Canada and several other countries were doing more good for the world or more harm. Canadians are almost unanimously that our country does more good than harm in the world. The majority feel the US does more harm; results are almost identical for

China dolls, vodka bears, and grounded eagles: Shifting Canadian perspectives of foreign governments

In the latter part of 2017 we asked 2,000 Canadians their thoughts on several foreign governments. When we look at Canada’s wider community of friends there’s a constant narrative across generations. Both Boomers and Millennials agree that our post-war allies, like Japan and Mexico (who finished at the top of our list) are awesome. Honestly,

Abacus Briefing: Free trade with China?

This Saturday, John Ivison reported that Prime Minister Trudeau was headed in China in December to open talks about a free trade agreement. How do Canadians feel about China and a possible free trade agreement? In January 2016, we explored public opinion on the Canada-China relationship for Teck Resources. We found that Canadians recognize that China has become one

US Government seen as no better than Chinese, Russian governments

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Remarkably, Canadians have a worse impression of the Government of the United States than they do of the Government of the People’s Republic of China. When asked if they have a positive or a negative view of several different governments, here’s what our survey results showed: 72% were positive

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

Globe and Mail: Public attitudes a big hurdle to foreign takeovers

SHAWN MCCARTHY – GLOBAL ENERGY REPORTER OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Nov. 20 2012, 7:24 PM EST Asian companies looking to acquire Canadian oil and gas producers are running into a wall of resource nationalism, according to a new survey that shows Canadians believe the country’s resource endowment represents a strategic asset that requires federal protection.

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