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PIPELINE POLITICS IN 2016

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto For several years, construction of new pipelines to get Canadian oil to offshore markets have generated controversy involving environmental groups, industry, and politicians. But where does the public actually stand? Our latest survey included a series of questions designed to characterize the current mood. Here’s what we found: •

Regrets about the Liberal win? So far, voters have few.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Six months have passed since the last federal election, and voters have had a chance to know more about the people they put in office and assess the government’s performance. Here’s what our latest political mood data looks like: • 46% say they’d vote Liberal tomorrow, 27% Conservative and

WAS #ELBOWGATE A PIVOT POINT?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The House of Commons, and it seemed, the entire political ecosystem erupted this week, over an incident involving the Prime Minister losing his temper. Much ink (or whatever the digital equivalent is) was spilled discussing the consequences of what became known as #elbowgate. Would this mark a turning point

School’s Out For Summer: Millennials and Vacation

With summer right around the corner, many are wondering where to spend their vacation. For Millennials, the answer likely isn’t Canada. A recent study by Destination Canada revealed that Millennials are eight times more likely to travel internationally than domestically. Factors cited include prohibitively expensive domestic airfare and the lack of affordable accommodations. While these

Game On: The Gamification of Job Training

Innovative employers are using a new way to engage employees – games. Gamification, the process of applying game-like elements to a task, is on the rise in many areas, especially when it comes to job training, gamifying the process can increase engagement among new employees. From our research, we know that a Millennial employees value

David Coletto talks Millennials and housing on BNN

More than half of Canadian millennials are tired of paying rent, but 70 per cent would rather hold out for a home they really want before jumping into the real estate market, according to a new poll released by the Bank of Montreal on Tuesday. The Pollara survey conducted for BMO revealed almost all millennials,

The Next Canada: Politics, political engagement, and priorities of Canada’s next electoral powerhouse: young Canadians.

Commissioned by the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations Report written by David Coletto, PhD Canada’s New Electoral Powerhouse? Would you believe me if I told you that young Canadians likely had a major impact on the outcome of the 2015 Canadian general election? Probably not. That’s because we have continually heard over and over that

Challenging Times for the NDP

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We conducted our latest national survey of voting intentions in the days immediately following the NDP national convention in Edmonton. The results show erosion of NDP support since our last survey. The shrinking NDP support appears largely to benefit to the Liberal Party. Here are the highlights of our

New Poll: Most Canadians support, with qualifications, carbon pricing.

Most Canadians believe the climate is changing and are open to using carbon pricing to reduce emissions. When it comes to the uses of carbon revenues, preferences are for recycling in ways that will most directly shift emissions outcomes. By Bruce Anderson Abacus Data conducted a nationwide survey on behalf of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission to

CPC Leadership: MacKay leads. O’Leary has some appeal but a polarizing impact.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest poll we asked people which of 8 possible candidates for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada they think would make the best choice. Here are the highlights of our findings: • Peter MacKay leads this field by 15 points, at 33% followed by Kevin
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