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Canadians’ levels of trust drop ‘significantly’: survey

An annual online survey suggests that there is a significant drop in Canadians’ trust in institutions, organizations, leaders and many sources of information. The polling and market research firm Proof Inc. (formerly Environics Communications) sampled the views of 1,543 adults »


Christmas cards from Trudeau, Scheer, feature family

The practice of sending Christmas cards is declining in Canada with more people sending holiday greetings by email and on social media. This year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and opposition Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer are sending holiday greetings with a »

International, Politics, Society

Latest North Korean missile test grabs world attention

North Korea’s test of a missile it suggests is capable of reaching the U.S. will top the agenda with world leaders but it is only China that has the clout to influence the country, says a Canadian analyst. Although it’s »

Politics, Society

New leaders’ debates hard for voters to access

Small, narrowly-focussed debates between candidates seeking election to lead Canada “may be detrimental to democracy,” says David Nayman, a professor of journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto. These have been a feature of the current election campaign, leading up to »

Politics, Society

Montreal’s mayor calls Canada Post ‘arrogant’

Montreal’s colourful mayor, Denis Coderre used a jackhammer to illustrate his opposition to Canada Post’s decision to stop delivering mail to individual homes. The crown corporation wants to save $500 million annually by instead, installing groups of mailboxes in communities »