The good and bad news from a public opinion researcher
Solid support for refugees has developed over the years. On fossil fuels, Alberta’s divisions can’t be ignored. And young Canadians are in bad shape.
The CPC needs to get back to bilingualism
To make real gains in French-speaking areas of the country, it is the party’s personality that will count
Forget Ottawa — Albertans growing alienated from their own leaders, too
Right across the Prairies, residents less likely to feel provincial governments can best speak for them
Are Canadians finally at peace with their Constitution?
A reflection on the eve of the 40th anniversary of patriation and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Young adults have been hit hard by the pandemic. The recovery must not leave them behind
Our latest survey confirms that the pandemic’s impact has been felt more acutely and more persistently among young adults
Here’s how we can stop sick people from going into work
Two in five employees in Canada say they’ve gone in to work sick at least once in the past 12 months. A change in office culture is needed to end this.
Public opinion in Canada has been shifting, but not because of the pandemic
Despite the extended time of crisis, Canadians’ opinions showed remarkable stability in many areas. The exceptions had little to do with COVID-19.
Greater inclusion is a win-win strategy for the recovery
Any economic recovery worthy of its name should begin with making sure these Canadians who have been hardest hit by the pandemic-induced recession don’t fall even further behind.
What if we keep working from home?
Younger workers, immigrants, racialized people, Indigenous workers and workers with a physical or mental condition that limits their daily activity are all more likely to experience challenges working from home.
Can Canada engage in a significant constitutional change that leaves us more united?
We need to go beyond the observation that the monarchy seems outdated, and prepare ourselves for the hard work of finding something that works better for us.
Ten trends that will shape events in 2021
From declining confidence in business to growing concern about racism, Environics Institute’s public opinion studies show evolving beliefs on key issues.
Canadian governments must not squander their most precious resource in the fight against COVID-19
Any relapse by governments into confused messaging and contradictory actions risks eroding the public buy-in, depriving Canada of what up until now has been one of its greatest advantages.
Are the robots coming for our jobs?
No government should try to hold up the pace of technological change. Rather, they should focus on trying to plug gaps in training so no one falls behind.
As the economy restarts, Canada needs to focus on those hardest hit by the pandemic
As we think through a recovery, our priority should be putting in place effective supports for those facing the greatest adversity
Satisfaction with Canada’s democracy declines significantly in Alberta
The answer to the question of whether Canadians are gaining or losing confidence in their democratic institutions depends in part on which region one is referring to.
The real roots of Canada's education test successes
C.D. Howe Institute
Achievement and equity in education in Canada: an update
How are Canada's education systems performing relative to those of other countries?