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Quebec is Moving Away from the Rest of the Country but Most Don’t Believe it is a Path to Separation

On October 3, Québec will select a new provincial government. This makes it an ideal time to ask Canadians about the election but also Quebec’s role in the federation.  The survey conducted with Boudeweel Public Affairs shows some interesting dynamics including the belief that Quebec is moving away from the rest of Canada. The Provincial


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

The Battle for Quebec: Mulcair v. Trudeau

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In 2011, the Jack Layton led New Democrats won 59 of 75 seats in Quebec. The NDP won 43% of the vote, and the Liberals only 14%. What’s different today? The NDP are polling roughly 10 points lower than their last election result and the Liberals have doubled their

Federal Politics without a BQ?

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto Our first past the post elections can be won or lost on movements of only a few points in voter support. So, the question of what BQ voters would do, if there were no BQ candidates to vote for, is a pretty interesting one.  We’ve gone back over our

Abacus on TV: PQ Rising in Quebec

Abacus Data CEO David Coletto and Columnist Eric Duhaime comment on the recent Leger Marketing poll on Quebec vote intentions.

Sun News Network: One in four Canadians ready to kick Quebec out

David joined AM Agenda to discuss the new Sun News/QMI/Abacus Data poll on Quebec.

Sun News: And they are off in Quebec’s provincial election

David joined Caryn Lieberman on Right Now to discuss the newest poll numbers of out Quebec as Jean Charest called a provincial election for Sept 4.    

Canadians Divided on Student Strike in Quebec

David Coletto writes for iPolitics on public opinion on the student strike in Quebec.  The survey found that Canadians are divided along regional and generational lines.  The issue divides Canadian Millennials (born between 1980 and 2000) and older Canadians.  The survey also found that Quebecers are most opposed to the strikes and most likely to

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