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Nearly one-in-eight Canadians think threat of COVID-19 is ‘overblown’: survey

Even as the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Canada continues to climb over 6,300 cases, resulting in at least 67 fatalities, nearly-one-in-eight Canadians believe the threat posed by the new coronavirus is “overblown,” according to a new survey. The »

Health

Slight increase of cannabis use in Quebec compared to last year

There has been a minor increase in cannabis users between 2018 and 2019, according to results from the 2019 version of Quebec Cannabis Survey.  The report, which was released earlier today, found that the proportion of Quebecers aged 15 and »

Arts and Entertainment, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society, The Link

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Your hosts today, Vincenzo, Terry, and Marc ( video of show at bottom) Canadian Space Agency invests in moon exploration The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is seeking to get more involved in exploration of the moon. To that end they’ve »

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International

Natural gas pipeline and blockades divide Canadians

The construction of a natural gas pipeline across northern British Columbia has  divided Canadian opinion. A small group of hereditary Wet’suwet’en chiefs and supporters has opposed the project, while the elected chiefs, and apparently most of the Wet’suwet’en, have approved »

Health

Survey: Canadians say distracted driving number one cause of vehicular deaths

According to survey results released from Rates.ca, 40 per cent of Canadians believe that distracted driving is the number one cause of vehicular deaths, passing impaired driving.  Rates.ca surveyed 1173 Canadians and asked them about their experiences and concerns with »

Economy, Society

Survey: Almost a quarter of Canadians are uncomfortable talking about money

Survey results released this morning from FP Canada have revealed that almost one in four Canadians said that talking about money made them uncomfortable.   FP Canada’s Discomfort Index, a Leger poll, surveyed 1,526 Canadians and asked them to rank their »

Economy, International, Politics

International survey indicates trust in key institutions declining

Do you trust government to do the right thing for their citizens? Do you trust the media to tell the story truthfully and fully? Do you trust business on environmental issues, or NGO’s on their claims and efforts. The latest »

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Pipeline project clears one hurdle, but divides Canadians

The ever controversial Trans-Mountain Pipeline project passed another legal hurdle at the Supreme Court of Canada, but faces another in the seemingly growing opposition in the court of public opinion according the latest public opinion survey. When stiff public opposition »

International, Politics

Survey: Canadians split on issue of U.S. killing of Iranian general.

A new survey  by the Angus Reid Institute shows a little over half of Canadians feel the killing of Gen. Qassim Soleilmani was not a good move by the U.S.  Three in ten said it was a good move and »

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Poll finds strong worldwide support for bans on fishing endangered species

A recent international survey by Ipsos for the World Economic Forum found strong majority support for bans on catch and sale of endangered marine species.  The survey involved almost 20,000 people in 28 countries between August 23 and September 6, »