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Economy, Health, Society

Canadians grow more concerned as second wave of COVID-19 rises

Canadians are feeling increasingly anxious about the rising tide of the COVID-19 pandemic and are worried about its impact on the economy once the second wave of infections subsides, according to a new survey by the Angus Reid Institute. As »

Economy, Health, Society

Demonstrators take to the streets in Montreal and in Ottawa

As new provincial regulations–and fines of up to $6,000 for those who ignore rules about wearing masks indoors–took effect on Saturday, an eclectic group of several thousand demonstrators took to the streets of Montreal to protest. The CBC’s Jonathan Montpetit »

Health, Society

One-in-five Canadians making little to no effort to stop COVID-19 spread: poll

Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic and with parts of Canada gearing up for the second coronavirus wave, public health messages like wearing masks and regularly washing hands are being ignored by nearly one-fifth of Canadians, according to a new »

Society, Sports

Survey: Most Canadians in favour of Edmonton CFL team changing team name

After Edmonton’s Canadian Football League (CFL) team announced that it would change its team name last month, a majority of Canadians said it was the right choice according to a poll published on Thursday.  A new study from the non-profit »

Health, Society

Three-in-five Canadians worry about side-effects of COVID-19 vaccine: poll

With more than two dozen COVID-19 vaccine candidates undergoing various levels of clinical trials around the world, Canadians are debating over who should get vaccinated first, whether vaccination should be mandatory, and whether the vaccine could present possible side effects. »

International, Politics, Society

Majority of Canadians support Trudeau’s refusal to swap Meng for Two Michaels

The majority of Canadians support Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s refusal to consider exchanging a top Huawei executive held in Canada under house arrest for two Canadians jailed in China in apparent retaliation for her arrest, according to a new poll. »

Economy, Society

Half of Canadians would support 30-hour work week: poll

Support for the idea of a shorter work week is growing in popularity in Canada as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend the working lives of Canadians, according to a new study by the Angus Reid Institute. More than half »

Politics, Society

New poll reveals Chinese-Canadians’ experiences with racism during COVID-19

A new poll from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute and the University of Alberta shows that half of Chinese-Canadians surveyed reported being called names or insulted as a direct result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Nearly four-in-ten respondents said they’ve been »

Politics, Society

Canadians largely satisfied with how provincial governments handled pandemic

Provincial governments across Canada are getting good scores for their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey by the Angus Reid Institute. At least seven-in-ten Canadians say their province has done a good job in handling the »

Economy, Society

Canadians feeling more optimistic about personal finances despite pandemic

Despite the economic fallout of the COVID-19 shutdown, Canadians are feeling more optimistic about their personal finances in the coming year, according to the latest study by the Angus Reid Institute. While nearly a third of Canadians (32 per cent) »