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
The differences between Canada and the U.S. remain significant
A new survey from the Environics Institute confirms Canadian Conservatives have bigger differences with U.S. Republicans than Canadian Liberals
Surveys show Canadian are less polarized and angry than Americans
The gap today between Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. is about twice as wide as that in Canada between Conservatives and Liberals
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
Québécois et Canadiens ont-ils fait la paix avec la Constitution?
La distance géographique ne rend pas les Canadiens sourds aux enjeux qui touchent leurs concitoyens ailleurs au pays
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.
Who voted for the People’s Party of Canada?
Voters concerned about the push to be vaccinated and what they perceived as a loss of freedom during the pandemic were much more likely to vote PPC
Having an election that changes nothing is not such a bad outcome after all
The election may have been unnecessary. It may have been tedious and uninspired. It may have changed little as far as the composition of the House of Commons is concerned. But it did not leave us more polarized or divided than ever before.
Canadians are still committed to decentralized federalism
Despite the scale of the emergency, there has been more continuity than change in Canadian attitudes about the federation
Don’t let angry protestors fool you — Canadians still trust in our democracy
Angry antimask or antivaccination protestors fuelled by misinformation are currently a security and public health risk, but they are not the tip of a larger iceberg that reflects broader public opinion.
Vaccine hesitancy is decreasing in Canada, but it’s too soon to celebrate
As more people get vaccinated, the number of vaccine-hesitant Canadians is falling.
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.
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.
COVID-19 changed everything, except Canada’s values of inclusiveness
While populists around the world have used the pandemic’s many upheavals to sow fears against newcomers, Canada might never have been more sure of its broadly welcoming spirit than now
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.
Thanks to Quebec millennials, another referendum isn’t looming
The differences between the outlooks of young adults in different parts of Canada have never been as small as they are today.
New survey shows Canadians want lasting change to accompany economic recovery
A new Environics Institute survey confirms that, by a wide margin, Canadians want change
Un étonnant fossé des générations chez les Québécois francophones
Sondés sur le gouvernement qui représente le mieux leurs intérêts, les jeunes Québécois francophones ont des opinions plus proches de celles des autres Canadiens que de celles des Québécois plus âgés.
Millennial and Gen Z francophones don't value Quebec nationalism
The most striking differences between the views of younger and older francophone Quebecers appear in their expectations of the Quebec state