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Your Opinion in Action: Building a Better Loyalty Program

Sep 16, 2019 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - What happens after you submit your survey responses? Where do your answers go? How is your opinion used? We want to answer these questions by sharing past examples of how your responses and opinions have influenced clients to make better business decisions. ...

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You may say I'm a dreamer -- or can you? Canadians' bucket lists are more practical than you think, says new CIBC Poll

TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - A new CIBC poll finds that 81 per cent of Canadians have a bucket list of things they hope to accomplish one day — but more than two-in-five (41 per cent) say practical goals are more important than the indulgent ones. ...

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Practical financial goals outweigh dream goals for many: poll

August 28, 2019 /Investment Executive/ - A new poll finds that while 81% of Canadians have a dream “bucket list,” many are more concerned about saving for practical financial goals. ...

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More than half of Canadians want 24 Sussex Drive saved: Poll

August 26, 2019 /Toronto Sun/ - A majority of Canadians want the most famous residence in the country — 24 Sussex Drive — to be renovated rather than torn down, a new poll shows. ...

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SNC-Lavalin Affair and the Public Perception

August 21, 2019 /The Epoch Times/ - By the time the ethics commissioner released his report on the prime minister’s role in the SNC-Lavalin affair, there had already been several major developments, such as Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould’s testimony before a parliamentary committee, which led to significant public perception changes regarding the federal government. ...

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Poll shows little change among voters but bad news for Trudeau

August 21, 2019 /Toronto Sun/ - There hasn’t been a major shift in voter support in the wake of an ethics commissioner report SNC-Lavalin, but the latest numbers still don’t look good for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. ...

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Ethics Commissioner report had little effect on voter preference: poll

August 21, 2019 /CityNews/ - While a damning report from Canada’s ethics commissioner found Prime Minister Justin Trudeau guilty of violating Canada’s Conflict of Interest Act, it looks like the affair has had little impact on how Canadians say they will vote in the upcoming federal election. ...

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Ford dismisses poor poll numbers because some of them appeared in the Star

August 9, 2019 /Our Windsor/ - Premier Doug Ford is discounting public-opinion polls suggesting he is unpopular because some of those surveys appear in the Toronto Star. ...

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Ford dismisses poor poll numbers because some of them appeared in the Star

August 8, 2019 /Toronto Star/ - Premier Doug Ford is discounting public-opinion polls suggesting he is unpopular because some of those surveys appear in the Toronto Star. ...

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Q&A: New report reveals Canadians increased use of digital tech

August 5, 2019 /Digital Journal/ - Simplii Financial has conducted a 'deep dive' into digital trends in Canada. Drawing on key statistics, the report shows on how reliant Canadians have become on digital technology. The study takes a critical look at the tech people are consuming. ...

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Flipp Survey Reveals Parents’ Back-to-School Shopping Stressors, Habits

July 24, 2019 /Yahoo! Finance/ - 51% of parents start planning their shopping more than four weeks before school starts. ...

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Canadians proud of role in space

July 20, 2019 /Toronto Sun/ - After yesterday’s historic 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first footsteps on the surface of the moon, Canadians are no doubt taking stock of Canada’s role in space. It’s a role most Canadians (80%) are proud of. ...

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Canadians remember Neil Armstrong

July 18, 2019 /Toronto Sun/ - Most Canadians (85%) can easily recall the name of the first human to walk on the moon — Neil Armstrong, who was also the focus of the 2018 Hollywood blockbuster First Man. However, on the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing, Canadians don’t see ...

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Poll suggests two thirds of Ontarians do not believe Doug Ford cares about people like them

July 16, 2019 /Our Windsor/ - Premier Doug Ford bills himself and his government as "for the people," but a new poll suggests a clear majority of Ontarians do not believe he cares about people like them. ...

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Conservatives and Scheer falling behind in Ontario, suggests Campaign Research poll

July 15, 2019 /The Hill Times/ - The Liberal Party has gained an advantage of seven percentage points over the federal Conservatives in the province of Ontario, according to ...

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Almost 60 per cent call Ford government corrupt in new poll

July 14, 2019 /Toronto Star/ - The patronage scandal that continues to batter the premier's office has hit home for voters, with almost 60 per cent believing ...

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How asylum seekers and resettled refugees come to Canada

July 13, 2019 /CBC News/ - A recent CBC survey suggests that the majority of Canadians are against accepting more refugees, a result coming just weeks after a UN report found Canada is the global leader in refugee resettlement. ...

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The team at President's Choice® wants you to say 'cheese' in style this National Mac & Cheese Day

BRAMPTON, ON, July 12, 2019 /CNW/ - In preparation for the cheesiest day of the year, National Mac and Cheese Day on Sunday, July 14th, the President's Choice® (PC®) brand has collaborated with Province of Canada to introduce ...

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Are Canadians doubling-down on digital or in need of a detox?

TORONTO, July 11, 2019 /CNW/ - In advance of National Simplicity Day on July 12, Simplii Financial is releasing the first-of-its-kind Deep Dive on Digital Trends in Canada report, which examines everything from the Canadian sharing economy, to app culture, to Canadians' online habits and whether ...

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Rogers introduces new 24- and 36-month device financing options

July 10, 2019 /Yahoo! Finance/ - New poll shows 75% of Canadians want to pay for their wireless device on a monthly basis ...

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Liberals make gains but Conservatives still lead in recent poll

July 5, 2019 /CanIndia/ - Trudeau Liberals are still not where they should be if they want to take the hill- Parliament Hill, to be precise. This finding comes in a new national poll. However, the Conservative leader Andrew Scheer ...

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Majority of Canadians against accepting more refugees, poll suggests

July 3, 2019 /CBC News/ - The government groups immigrants into three categories: economic, which are skilled workers and businesspeople, along with their partners and dependants; family reunification; and refugees or those ...

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Trudeau Liberals gaining ground but Scheer's Conservatives still leading: poll

July 2, 2019 /CityNews/ - The race for parliament hill remains an uphill battle for the Trudeau Liberals according to a new national poll, but it’s not all good news for Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives. ...

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Canadians say country split between ordinary folks and elites. But what is an elite?

July 1, 2019 /CBC News/ - Between bites of his free hamburger at last Saturday's Ford Fest celebration north of Toronto — an annual barbecue hosted by the family of Ontario Premier Doug Ford — 65-year-old Tony Laino provided a concise answer when asked who he considers the "elites" of society. ...

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Two-thirds of Indigenous people don't feel respected in Canada, according to pre-election survey

July 1, 2019 /CBC News/ - Two-thirds of Indigenous people feel that the federal government does not respect their community and identity, according to a recent poll. ...

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Early release of party platforms a sign of the changing times

June 30, 2019 /CBC News/ - It's an established part of a modern political campaign. A day set aside, usually midway through the race, to launch the party's election platform with the goal of driving news coverage for a day (or even longer!) on what is essentially ...

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Early release of party platforms a sign of the changing times

June 30, 2019 /CBC News/ - It's an established part of a modern political campaign. A day set aside, usually midway through the race, to launch the party's election platform with the goal of driving news coverage for a day (or even longer!) on what is essentially ...

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Conflicted and worried: CBC News poll takes snapshot of Canadians ahead of fall election

June 30, 2019 /CBC News/ - Poll finds high levels of anxiety - and a low level of confidence in politicians - ahead of fall election ...

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Who's got the election message Canadians want to hear?

June 30, 2019 /CBC News/ - CBC Poll reveals that health care, cost of living and climate change top voters' minds heading into election ...

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Andrew Scheer's climate plan speaks to a smaller audience: Conservatives

June 20, 2019 /CBC News/ - When Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer laid out his party's environmental plan on Wednesday, he was speaking mainly to Conservative voters — an audience quite different from the one Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses when he talks about his government's plan to fight climate change. ...

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Trudeau’s Trans Mountain approval draws cautious praise and outright jeers

June 19, 2019 /Macleans/ - Approval 2.0: A day after Liberal MPs unanimously voted in the House of Commons to declare a “national climate emergency“—though without their leader who was away in Toronto for the Raptors victory parade—the Trudeau government. ...

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Canadians are worried about climate change, but many don't want to pay taxes to fight it: Poll

June 18, 2019 /CBC News/ - Canadians are deeply concerned about climate change and are willing to make adjustments in their lives to fight it — but for many people, paying as much as even a monthly Netflix subscription in extra taxes is not one of them, a new poll suggests. ...

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Eat Together Day aims to connect Canadians through sharing a meal

BRAMPTON, ON, June 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Despite being digitally more connected than ever, Canada remains a nation of isolation and loneliness. Part of the problem is that the majority of Canadians ...

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TOWHEY: New poll leaves Ford with question

June 13, 2019 /Toronto Sun/ - Honeymoon? What honeymoon? One year after his election, Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s approval has dropped steadily by 11 percentage points ...

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Ford's approval rating among the lowest of Canadian premiers

June 13, 2019 /680News/ - Amidst reports of a possible cabinet shuffle, another new survey shows Doug Ford’s approval rating is among the lowest of premiers across the country ...

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Federal Conservatives’ worries about Doug Ford’s unpopularity intensify

June 8, 2019 /The Hamilton Spectator/ - Conservative insider says that Ford and his policies are the No. 1 issue at the door for candidates campaigning for Andrew Scheer’s party ...

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CannTrust Launches We Care National Social Responsibility Platform To Spark Social Change In Key Focus Areas

VAUGHAN, ON, June 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, CannTrust Holdings Inc. ("CannTrust" or the "Company",TSX: TRST, NYSE: CTST) announced the national launch of its social responsibility platform: We Care. The platform focuses the Company's efforts in four key areas ...

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Canadian homeowners continue to cut back on home renovation spending in 2019: CIBC Poll

TORONTO , June 4, 2019 /CNW/ - CIBC poll (CM:TSX) (CM:NYSE) – While nearly half (49 per cent) of Canadians plan to renovate their home this year, spending on renovations continued to decline in 2019, falling to about $10,000 -- its lowest in six years ...

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Stop the Eyescuses and Book an Eye Exam

TORONTO, May 16, 2019 /CNW/ - According to a recent poll of Ontario Millennials and Gen Xers, those surveyed are making "Eyescuses" about why they don't get their eyes checked on a regular basis ...

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Canadians Rank CTV's THE BIG BANG THEORY as Their Favourite Comedy of All Time

TORONTO, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - TORONTO, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - It may have started with a big bang, but Canada's most-watched series is bound to go out with one as well. As the series finale of CTV's THE BIG BANG THEORY approaches ...

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In a recent survey, Halo Top found that nearly 70 per cent of Canadians agree the worst part of the long weekend is traffic

TORONTO, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - In fact, 62 per cent find the traffic so unbearable that they wonder if it's worth getting out of town, and 46 per cent even say it is worse than ...

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Liberals’ base could be smaller than Conservatives’, poll suggests

April 12, 2019 /The Hill Times/ - The Liberals’ ‘ceiling’ of possible support shrank to 38 per cent during a three-day period earlier this month, below the vote share the party won in the last election ...

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Survey reveals 44 per cent of Canadians have not filed their taxes

TORONTO, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - The deadline for Canadians to file their personal income tax return is just around the corner, but many Canadians may find themselves ...

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Retail: The Key to Building Cannabis Brands

April 10, 2019 /Level5 Strategy/ - The legal recreational cannabis industry in Canada and the world is in its infancy. However, unlike many industries before it, this one will ...

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Many Canadians see tax refund as ‘windfall’ but money was theirs all along: CIBC poll

April 4, 2019 /Global News/ - A majority of Canadians see their tax refund as a “windfall of unexpected money,” according to a CIBC poll ...

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Canadians love their tax refunds, but it's blinding them to better tax planning: CIBC poll

April 4, 2019 /Financial Post/ - A new survey by CIBC found that 63 per cent of participants didn't know tax refunds were their own money, rather than a 'windfall of unexpected money' ...

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Pallister in bottom half of Canada's most popular premiers, according to poll

March 25, 2019 /Winnipeg Sun/ - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister’s approval rating stands at just less than 50%, but that’s up a significant amount ...

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Scott Moe tops premier popularity contest in new poll

March 25, 2019 /CBC News/ - Saskatchewan premier received 59 per cent approval rating, the highest in Canada ...

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Young people consider artificial intelligence a threat to future employment: Centennial College/CivicAction survey

TORONTO, March 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Add artificial intelligence to the growing list of millennial challenges, along with rising rents and a changing climate. The majority (85 per cent) of young people aged 18 to 34 believe ...

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93 per cent of Canadians are taking steps to protect against fraud and identity theft

TORONTO, March 4, 2019 /CNW/ - According to a recent study by Capital One Canada, the vast majority of Canadians have become more proactive in mitigating fraud and identity theft over the past year, demonstrating a significant ...

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7 in 10 women make significant financial sacrifices for the sake of others, new CIBC study finds

TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - As many as seven in 10 (69 per cent) Canadian women make significant financial sacrifices including putting their careers on hold to care for loved ones, which can ...

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Justin Trudeau’s credibility gap on SNC-Lavalin

Feb. 15, 2019 /Macleans/ - A new poll shows that among Canadians who are following the controversy, nearly three quarters think Wilson-Raybould has the most credibility ...

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Is February the new January? Resolutions set later in the year believed to have better results, ParticipACTION survey finds

TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Have you given up on your New Year's resolutions yet? If so, you're not alone. According to a recent ParticipACTION survey, 57 per cent of Canadians said ...

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Car Courtship? New Study Finds Canadians Link Relationship Potential to the Type of Car You Drive

TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - A new study from autoTRADER.ca has discovered that when it comes to dating, the type of vehicle you drive, and how long you've owned it, can actually impact ...

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