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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

Canadian Political Leaders: The midpoint reset

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Halfway between the 2015 and the 2019 elections and with two new opposition party leaders, it’s a useful moment to take stock of what people know and perceive about the three individuals leading Canada’s largest political parties. Here are the highlights: Mr. Trudeau is obviously better known than his

Conservatives and Liberals end 2014 neck and neck as Harper’s personal numbers improve

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The year 2014 ends with a tightly competitive race between the federal Liberals and the Conservative Party of Canada. The two parties are within a point of each other, (CPC 34%; LPC 33%). The trend lines we see over the period since March should provide some seasonal cheer for

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