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June 3, 2022

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
April 22, 2022

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

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
September 30, 2021

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
September 20, 2021

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.
March 18, 2021

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We need to go beyond the observation that the monarchy seems outdated, and prepare ourselves for the hard work of finding something that works better for us.

Canada is not the regionally divided country it's made out to be

Put 100 Albertans in a room with 100 Quebecers and you'd be shocked how many can find someone from the other province who agrees with them on big issues
February 12, 2020

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.
February 7, 2020

Canadians: richer than they think

Americans could look to Canada for ideas about how to run an economy, and not just a public-health-care system
September 12, 2019

Are Canadians losing confidence in their democracy?

While views on the economy are mixed, the general trends in Canada, especially on attitudes towards democracy and diversity, remain positive