Your Views in the News

We asked and Maru Voice Canada members answered! Here are some highlights from recent surveys:


Blog: Canadian Summer Vacations 2022

June 13, 2022 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - What happens after you submit your survey responses? Where do your answers go? How is your opinion used?...

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Blog: Your Opinion in Action: Canadians’ Social Lives Post-Pandemic

May 16, 2022 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - What happens after you submit your survey responses? Where do your answers go? How is your opinion used?...

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Blog: Your Opinion in Action: Homeownership on Hold

April 19, 2022 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - What happens after you submit your survey responses? Where do your answers go? How is your opinion used?...

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Blog: 3 Tips to Earn More Survey Points

March 15, 2022 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - Earning points for completing surveys is one of the greatest perks of being part of the Maru Voice Canada community...

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Blog: Your Opinion in Action: The Rise of the Four-Day Work Week?

February 15, 2022 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - What happens after you submit your survey responses? Where do your answers go? How is your opinion used?...

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Blog: Your Opinion in Action: Unvaccinated Health Surcharge

January 18, 2022 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - What happens after you submit your survey responses? Where do your answers go? How is your opinion used?...

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Blog: 5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Holiday Shopping

December 15, 2021 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - The holidays are a busy time for everyone, so it can be easy to forget about sustainability and our carbon footprint...

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TD Wealth Study Reveals Business Owners Are More Confident In Their Ability to Retire

December 9, 2021 /TD Wealth/ Increased confidence comes despite market volatility and inflation concerns...

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Canadians want to get on with life in face of Omicron variant: Poll

December 9, 2021 /Toronto Sun/ While 46% said they are concerned about contracting Omicron, 54% said they are not...

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Canadians Concerned About Post-Pandemic 'Proximity Bias': ADP Canada Survey

December 8, 2021 /ADP Canada/ Employees and leaders agree that hybrid, flex options should stay, but in-office employees perceived to have inherent career advantages...

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Canadians Concerned About Post-Pandemic 'Proximity Bias': ADP Canada Survey

December 8, 2021 /Yahoo!/ Employees and leaders agree that hybrid, flex options should stay, but in-office employees perceived to have inherent career advantages...

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Letters Dec. 8: As usual, Canadians enjoy mocking Alberta

December 8, 2021 /Edmonton Sun/ Is this April 1 or what? Maru Public Opinion conducts a poll of 1,500 plus people from their own registered group to see what people in Canada think of Alberta on a variety of subjects...

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When it comes to living in Alberta, half the Canadians outside province say 'no thanks', poll finds

December 5, 2021 /Londoner/ Only half of respondents say the province is a place they'd feel comfortable living in...

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Alberta bound? Only half of Canadians say they'd feel comfortable making the move

December 4, 2021 /CBC/ New poll suggests many wouldn’t feel at home and worry climate change mitigation isn't priority...

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National survey indicates many Canadians don’t want NFL here at the expense of CFL

December 1, 2021 /Lethbridge News Now/ A new national survey indicates many Canadians don’t want the NFL here at the CFL’s expense but may also reinforce the biggest challenge facing the Canadian league...

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Ontarians split down the middle on Ford's leadership of province: Survey

November 26, 2021 /CityNews/ Ontario Premier Doug Ford is a polarizing public figure. In fact, a new poll finds that Ontarians are evenly split when it comes to their opinions on how Ford is leading the province...

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence: New survey finds very few people in Canada feel well-prepared to support someone experiencing gender-based violence

November 25, 2021 /Cision/ A national poll conducted by the Canadian Women's Foundation identifies very low levels of confidence in knowing what to say and do to support someone experiencing gender-based violence...

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Majority back Ford government's position on unvaxxed health workers: Poll

November 24, 2021 /Toronto Sun/ Given the option of calling for unvaccinated health workers to be fired or tested regularly to stay on the job, the majority say keep them on the job...

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Grocery shopping goes online

November 24, 2021 /eKathimerini.com/ Eight in every nine Greeks (89%) say they have ordered groceries online, with 74% considering it a time-saver and 57% planning to purchase food for Christmas this way, according to a survey conducted in mid-September on behalf of PayPal by Maru/Matchbox...

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41% of Poles want to buy at least some food online for Christmas – Inwestycje.pl

November 24, 2021 /Randrlife/ The results of a survey conducted in mid-September for PayPal by Maru/Matchbox show that online food shopping has clearly increased in importance...

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LILLEY: Ontario residents divided over more COVID restrictions: Poll

November 24, 2021 /Toronto Sun/ Here at home, people across Ontario are divided on the need for bringing back restrictions — though a surprising number think the government should act now...

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Holiday season is officially underway when the lights and trees go up

November 23, 2021 /Canada.com/ It’s beginning to look and feel like the holiday season. Suddenly, lights and trees are going up, carols and Christmas commercials are everywhere, and, even with the pandemic the unwanted guest in our lives, there’s a sense of cheer permeating the air...

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CFIB encouraging local shopping with Small Business Saturday contest

November 23, 2021 /Morinville Online/ This Saturday is Small Business Saturday, and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is hoping Alberta shoppers will help small businesses in their communities...

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November 27 is a good reminder that anxious business owners need community support more than ever this holiday season 

Toronto, November 22, 2021 – As Small Business Saturday approaches this weekend, many beleaguered small business owners (49 per cent) are worried that customers have moved to big businesses and will not return, according to new survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)...

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Small Business Saturday: 'Tis the season to shop local

TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2021 /CNW/ - As Small Business Saturday approaches this weekend, many beleaguered small business owners (49 per cent) are worried that customers have moved to big businesses and will not return, according to new survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)...

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Canadians 'hesitant' to jump back into Black Friday: Yahoo/Maru poll

November 18, 2021 /yahoo! Entertainment/ One in five Canadians plan to take advantage of Black Friday sales this year, a new Yahoo/Maru public opinion poll shows, with the younger cohort driving most of the shopping...

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Blog: Your Opinion in Action: Canada’s Most Respected Occupations

November 16, 2021 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - What happens after you submit your survey responses? Where do your answers go? How is your opinion used?...

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Small businesses increasing wages, benefits to attract talent: survey

November 16, 2021 /Benefits Canada/ Almost half (46 per cent) of small businesses that are currently experiencing hiring difficulties have increased wages, while 27 per cent have increased benefits and 19 per cent have introduced a shorter work week, according to a new survey by Maru Public Opinion for ADP Canada Co...

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The holidays are back, and so is the PC® Insiders Report™

BRAMPTON, ON, Nov. 12, 2021 /CNW/ - After a lonely year in 2020, Canadians are hoping to celebrate this holiday season in a more familiar way...

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Amid declines in trust, more Canadians are turning to news outlets

November 12, 2021 /Media in Canada/ As a whole, Canadians have become more skeptical of the information they receive from the media, but still see established outlets as the best source for reliable news...

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Most Canadians feel house prices will continue to surge – survey

November 10, 2021 /Mortgage Professional America/ Most Canadians feel that house prices will continue to surge in the near term, according to a recent survey...

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Canadian small businesses boost wages and extend employee perks to fill talent gap

TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - As organizations struggle to attract and retain workers, an ADP Canada commissioned survey, conducted throughout Small Business Month by Maru Public Opinion, finds 46 per cent of small businesses owners and operators who say hiring in the current environment is difficult...

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Childhood experiences with money still affect many Canadians: report

November 9, 2021 /Investment Executive/ Old habits die hard when it comes to attitudes about finances, budgeting and investing, according to new research from Meridian Credit Union Ltd...

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Tech-sector transformation paramount to keeping up with the times

November 8, 2021 /The Globe and Mail/ COVID-19 has changed the way people use technology and how often they go to the office, but companies and workers in the booming tech sector still want offices to go to...

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Most Canadians expect home prices to keep rising: Yahoo/Maru poll

November 8, 2021 /Yahoo!/ Even though home prices have jumped to new highs during the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians think real estate still has room to run...

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Canadians signaling a desire to return to travel

November 1, 2021 /Regina Leader-Post/ Been dreaming about traveling to sunny beach locales or culturally rich cities these last 18 months? You’re not alone...

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Canadians Rethinking How They Spend With Pandemic Money Habits Here to Stay, New Scotiabank Survey

TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2021 /CNW/ - Canadians will spend cautiously in the months ahead and maintain their pandemic money habits as the economy re-opens, according to the latest Scotiabank Money Habits Survey...

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61.7% of Alberta referendum voters opt to remove equalization from constitution

October 26, 2021 /True North/ More than six in 10 Alberta voters opted to remove equalization from Canada’s constitution in a referendum last week...

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66% of Canadians think equalization unfairly disadvantages Alberta

October 20, 2021 /True North/ As the country awaits the final results of Alberta’s equalization referendum, a new poll indicates that a wide majority of Canadians think the federal economic redistribution program is unfair for the Western province...

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Concern regarding those around them biggest issue for employees in returning to workplace

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - According to the new 2021 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey report, Where We Go From Here: Frontline views to help understand COVID-19's impact on health benefits, wellness supports and the work environment, released today, after more than a year of working from home, two-in-five Canadian employees with a workplace health benefits plan (aka plan members) report that their top concerns in returning to a physical workplace are others not following public health guidelines (42%) or the possibility of working or interacting with people who have not been vaccinated (38%)...

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Costco earns kudos as Canada’s ‘most respected’ grocer

October 20, 2021 /Supermarket News/ Costco Wholesale edged out Loblaw Cos., Sobeys Inc. and Metro Inc. among consumers as Canada’s Most Respected Grocery/Food Retailer, according to research from Dart Insight and Communications...

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Majority of Canadians believe equalization is unfair to Alberta: poll

October 20, 2021 /Windsor Star/ Nearly two-thirds of Canadians believe aspects of the equalization system are unfair to Alberta, according to a new poll from Maru Public Opinion, however, a majority of Canadians also believe equalization treats every province fairly overall...

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Conservatives object to Parliament double-vaccinated entry policy

October 20, 2021 /Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News/ Conservatives say they disagree with a committee of MPs deciding that only fully vaccinated MPs, staff and visitors can enter the House of Commons...

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COVID-19 hasn't killed Canadians' ambitions, finds CIBC

October 19, 2021 /Wealth Professional/ Even though they’re still living under the long shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, Canadians have not given up on their long-term life and financial goals, according to a new survey from CIBC...

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Pandemic sheds light on financial planning goals, how to achieve them: surveys

October 18, 2021 /Advisor's Edge/ More Canadians are living in the moment, but retirement fears persist...

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Blog: Your Opinion in Action: Gaps in Social Skills for Students

October 14, 2021 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - What happens after you submit your survey responses? Where do your answers go? How is your opinion used?...

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Alarmed by COVID-19, Ontario seniors want to live in their homes as long as possible: poll

October 8, 2021 /CP24/ Nearly 90 per cent of Ontarians aged 55+ say they want to stay in their own home and remain out of the province’s retirement and long-term care system as long as possible, especially because of what COVID-19 has wrought on those facilities, a new poll finds...

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97 Per Cent of Ontario Seniors Want Increased Home Care Funding: Poll

HAMILTON, ON, Oct. 8, 2021 /CNW/ - The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the view of Ontario's seniors towards health care, according to a new study conducted by Campaign Research Inc. on behalf of Home Care Ontario...

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Employers offering retirement benefits report greater productivity during COVID, cite reduced employee stress: New research from HOOPP and Maru/Matchbox

TORONTO, Oct. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Employers that offer retirement savings benefits report higher levels of employee productivity over the past year and have greater optimism for the future, according to the Canadian Employer Pension Survey, a survey of 845 Canadian employers by HOOPP and Maru/Matchbox...

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People are fleeing Ontario in droves to buy cheaper houses in these provinces

October 6, 2021 /blogTO/ A recent migratory trend that hit its full stride last year with hordes of young people leaving Toronto for smaller, more-affordable Ontario cities appears to have spread well beyond urban centres, constricting the province as a whole while other parts of Canada explode...

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CIBC Bolsters Support for Business Clients by Adding More Advisors and Promoting Local Merchants in New Campaign

TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2021 /CNW/ - This October, CIBC will turn the spotlight on local businesses across Canada for Small Business Month, with a campaign celebrating community and celebrity favourites...

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Neuron Mobility Launches First-Ever ‘Helmet Safety Awareness Week’ To Promote E-Scooter Rider Safety

September 29, 2021 /Neuron Mobility/ National survey reveals 91% of Canadians believe e-scooter riders should wear helmets, with 64% stating more regulations would increase use among riders...

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JIM VIBERT: Democracy needs defending in Canada, too

September 28, 2021 /Salt Wire/ Three in four Canadians think the nation is more divided after last week’s election and fully half say our democratic system is broken and needs a major overhaul...

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Turkey Alfresco? Club House® Takes Thanksgiving Outdoors with Gold-Medal Partnership

LONDON, ON, Sept. 27, 2021 /CNW/ - Leading up to the holiday season, Club House sought to find out whether Canadians were planning to spend more time outside over Thanksgiving weekend than in years past and if so, would they be interested in taking the flavours of the season with them...

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Canadians Increasingly Divided Over Vaccination Status, Poll Finds

September 27, 2021 /The Epoch Times/ Canadians who are vaccinated against COVID-19 feel a growing animosity towards those who are unvaccinated, according to a new poll, with other polling data suggesting Canada is generally more divided since the recent federal election...

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Poll finds majority of Canadians think Justin Trudeau should resign

September 26, 2021 /True North/ Most Canadians believe that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should step down to let a new leader take the helm, according to a new post-election poll...

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Majority of Canadians say Trudeau should resign following election, believe country more divided than ever: poll

September 25, 2021 /Montreal Gazette/ A vast majority of Canadians believe the country is more divided than ever following the federal election, according to a new poll, with more than half saying Justin Trudeau should step down after a cynical and opportunistic campaign...

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EDITORIAL: United we stand, divided we fall

September 25, 2021 /Toronto Sun/ While some Conservatives engage in their traditional practice of knifing their leader in the stomach following an election defeat — in this case Erin O’Toole — a new poll shows more Canadians think Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should quit...

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Mandryk: Pandemic may be taking Moe's popularity to a crossroads

September 25, 2021 /Regina Leader-Post/ As COVID-19 problems are crashing down around him, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe keeps confounding his critics by remaining popular in the province...

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Maru Polling Says A Divided Country in the Aftermath of the 2021 Election

September 25, 2021 /Net News Ledger/ In the aftermath of Election 2021, the political ramifications are starting to be made and heard...

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Approval rating for Premier Doug Ford up slightly, poll finds

September 22, 2021 /Global News/ Premier Doug Ford’s approval rating is up by two per cent from three months ago, according to a poll released Wednesday...

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Premier Ford's approval rating up slightly from June: poll

September 22, 2021 /City News/ Premier Doug Ford’s approval rating is up slightly from three months ago, a new poll from Maru Public Opinion has found, but his rating is still down from his all-time high in June 2020...

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Premier Ford's approval rating slightly up from three months ago: poll

September 22, 2021 /Daily Hive News Toronto/Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s approval rating is up slightly from where it was three months ago, according to a polling agency that tracks approval ratings for Canadian premiers...

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Analysis: The least consequential election has come and gone with deeper political divisions

September 21, 2021 /The Province/ If there are major consequences, they are internal party matters, one step removed from the everyday life of the average Canadian...

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LILLEY: Ford holding steady in latest approval rating

September 21, 2021 /Toronto Sun/ The focus may have been all federal for much of the country lately, but Canadians are still watching their provincial premiers...

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The $600M election only Justin Trudeau wanted: will it backfire?

September 20, 2021 /City News/ It is an unprecedented election in the midst of a pandemic...

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Record number of advanced votes could sway election outcome

September 19, 2021 /City News/ A Delta woman’s concerns about long wait times and unpleasant encounters at the polls didn’t seem to keep many away in 2021, seeing as the number of mail-in ballots and advance polls broke records in the country...

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Majority of Canadians say it was right to lower the flag — but now it's time to raise it again

September 16, 2021 /Vancouver Sun/ Nearly two-thirds of Canadians believe that the flag, which has been flying at half mast since late May, should be brought back up, according to new polling from Maru Public Opinion...

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Majority of Canadians think flag should be raised from half-mast: poll

September 16, 2021 /True North/ A recent poll has discovered that a majority of Canadians want the Canadian flag to be raised from half-mast after flying in that position since May, marking the residential school announcements made earlier this year...

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The President's Choice® brand rolls out one of Canada's most extensive lines of plant-based products

SBRAMPTON, ON, Sept. 15, 2021 /CNW/ - As more and more Canadians are looking to incorporate plant-based foods into their diets, the President's Choice® team is introducing more products to their extensive plant-based line, making food exploration more delicious and convenient...

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Tipping Scales: Work-Life Balance Outweighs Salary as Top Perk for Canadian Workers

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2021 /CNW/ - While salary and benefits historically top the list of incentives for current and prospective employees, a new study by ADP Canada and Maru Public Opinion indicates work-life balance now outweighs pay....

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Salaries expected to go up, but real wages of Canadian workers could edge down after inflation

September 15, 2021 /CTV News/ Wages are expected to go up in Canada next year, but workers are unlikely to get a real pay raise as inflation risks eroding salary gains, according to a new survey and data released Wednesday...

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New American Express Travel Campaign Inspires Canadians to Find their Happy Places

TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2021 /CNW/ - American Express Canada has launched a new campaign to spotlight its redesigned suite of American Express® Aeroplan®* Cards...

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Blog: 3 Tips for Taking Surveys

September 14, 2021 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - Being a member of Maru Voice Canada means you agree to provide honest and high-quality responses to our surveys...

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No clear frontrunner as Election Day nears, says pollster

September 13, 2021 /City News/ Who will be Canada’s next prime minister? Results of early polling has found that answer still up in the air. Maru Public Opinion CEO John Wright says the race is so tight it is tough to predict...

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Happy to work hybrid? Staying home comes with a cost to you and your boss, new study finds

September 9, 2021 /Financial Post/ Information sharing and collaboration suffer when you work from home — or when your colleague works from home...

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Could People's Party of Canada convert social media traction into votes?

September 7, 2021 /CP24/ The People’s Party of Canada got a handful of its election signs on TV newscasts over the past few hours...

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GUNTER: Canadians are ready to move on from Trudeau's now tired schtick

September 4, 2021 /Toronto Sun/ Let’s say you used to be the popular kid who got invited to all the posh parties? When you walked by, everyone would stage whisper (so you could hear) how marvelous your wardrobe was...

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Majority of Canadians expect to pay more in taxes after Sept. 20 election: poll

September 3, 2021 /City News/ A majority of Canadians say while they support a number of tax measures proposed by the federal parties during this election campaign, they also expect to pay more in personal taxes when all the votes are tallied...

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Ontario to require proof of vaccination for certain indoor settings from Sept. 22

September 1, 2021 /Yahoo!life/ Ontario Premier Doug Ford has unveiled a vaccination certification system that will require people show proof they have received a COVID-19 vaccine before entering some indoor spaces...

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CooperVision Proudly Names Mitsou as Québec Spokesperson to Raise Awareness Around Myopia in Children

MONTRÉAL, August 31, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CooperVision Canada, a global leader in myopia management, today announced that popular Québec pop singer, entrepreneur, actress, television and radio host Mitsou Gélinas has become their new spokesperson for a campaign to raise awareness about myopia in children...

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LILLEY: Polling spells trouble for Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau

August 31, 2021 /Toronto Sun/ Political junkies love watching the horse-race numbers during an election campaign, but those aren’t the numbers that make war rooms nervous...

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Most Canadians Support “Barring” Eligible Unvaccinated Kids From Classrooms

August 30, 2021 /Moms/ To help keep the spread down, a majority of Canadians would support eligible unvaccinated kids staying at home to receive their education...

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New poll: Two thirds of parents are concerned that their children have missed opportunities to build vital healthy relationship skills

TORONTO, Aug. 25, 2021 /CNW/ - A national poll conducted by the Canadian Women's Foundation identifies concerns about gaps in vital social and healthy relationship skills as students aged 9 to 19 head back to school in September...

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It's Official: Post-Pandemic Work Schedules Will Be Flexible

August 25, 2021 /ADP/ After months of speculation, new survey finds employees reporting that employers’ return to workplace plans offer flexibility, with most employers shying away from 5 days in the office per week...

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Do you want COVID-19 vaccine cards? B.C. applauded for 'solid system', while Ontario, Alberta strongly oppose the idea

August 24, 2021 /Yahoo!sport/ Now that British Columbia has joined Quebec in mandating proof of COVID-19 vaccination to access services like restaurants and gyms, recently released poll results identify that areas of the country that are the most, and least, supportive of vaccine certification for domestic use...

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Most Canadians support provincially-issued vaccine status card: Poll

August 19, 2021 /Calgary Sun/ The majority of Canadians want a provincially-issued vaccine status card or app for domestic use, according to public opinion poll results from Maru...

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Blog: 5 Interesting Products You Can Find on Amazon

August 17, 2021 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - You’ve earned enough points to redeem for a gift card, but now you can’t decide what to buy with your reward – sound familiar?...

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How Bluestone Mortgages builds engagement for martech investments

August 16, 2021 /CMO/ Marketers inherently understand the importance of customer loyalty and engagement and are usually more than willing to invest in technology that will enhance customer interactions...

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Canadian Tire named Canada’s ‘most respected’ general retailer in public survey

August 16, 2021 /Canadian Business Franchise/ Canadian Tire Retail (CTR) has been chosen as ‘Canada’s Most Respected General Merchandise Retailer’ in an inaugural national study of the Canadian public...

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Canadians divided on key issue ahead of possible election call: poll

August 14, 2021 /City News/ A new poll finds no one single policy issue is top of mind for Canadians ahead of a possible federal election call this weekend...

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Most Canadians back vax passports, mandatory shots for some workers: Poll

August 14, 2021 /Calgary sun/ A strong majority of Canadians support the idea of a government-issued identification system indicating whether a person is fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated or not vaccinated at all...

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Canadians divided on key issue ahead of possible election call: poll

August 14, 2021 /660 CityNews/ A new poll finds no one single policy issue is top of mind for Canadians ahead of a possible federal election call this weekend...

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Over 75 per cent of Canadians want vaccine status identification: poll

August 13, 2021 /City News/ A strong majority of Canadians, over 75 per cent, would like to see some form of COVID-19 vaccine status identification, according to a new poll....

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Canadian Tire Retail Chosen as Canada's Most Respected General Merchandise Retailer

TORONTO, Aug. 10, 2021 /CNW/ - Canadian Tire Retail (CTR) has been chosen as Canada's Most Respected General Merchandise Retailer in an inaugural national study of the Canadian public...

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Radio Listeners Much More Interested In Sports Betting Than TV Viewers

August 9, 2021 /Sports Handle/ Last week, Cumulus Media — the second largest radio network in America, owning 413 different radio stations across 86 different markets — announced a partnership with WynnBET that will bring the sports betting app to the attention of over 250 million listeners...

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Radio Powers Business-To-Business Brand Lift & Sales

August 9, 2021 /Radio Online/ This week's Westwood One blog outlines how AM/FM radio powers brand lift and sales effect for B2B brands using multiple case studies...

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Masked up or unmasked?: The fate of face coverings on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic

August 7, 2021 /The London Free Press/ Will masking up still be a thing after the virus crisis, perhaps changing our response to other diseases, like the flu? Don't bet on it, experts say...

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Maru appoints two key senior executives to global roles

TORONTO and LONDON and BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, July 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Maru Group (‘Maru’) the global CX and Insights Software & Advisory Services company, has announced two significant promotions in Maru/Matchbox...

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AM/FM Radio Likely to Save Sportsbook Operators Expensive Advertising Cost, Study Indicate

29 Jul, 2021 /West Island Community News/ The football season is about to begin, and sports betting operators will likely be spending more funds on television advertising. However, a new study indicates that gaming operators should focus on radio promotions...

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Cronos Group Launches Delicious New Dual-Flavor Cannabis Gummies

29 Jul, 2021 /Financial Post/ SOURZ by Spinach™ gummies offer adult consumers a bold and juicy new cannabis edible featuring great tasting dual flavors and dual colors...

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Canadian businesses named after Scottish politician Henry Dundas to benefit from fund to rebrand over slave trade furore

27 Jul, 2021 /The Scotsman/ Canadian businesses named after a Scottish politician with links to the slave trade are to benefit from a $5.1 million (£3m) fund to rebrand themselves as the name of a main thoroughfare in Toronto is changed...

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Study: Radio Listeners Show More Interest in Online Sports

27 Jul, 2021 /Radio Online/ In order to obtain a broad national perspective of the emerging online sports betting market, Cumulus Media's Westwood One commissioned a study in April across the twelve states where online sports wagering is fully legalized...

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Canadians in favor of renaming Toronto street bearing name of Scottish counter-abolitionist… until they hear the cost

23 Jul, 2021 /RT/ A poll has shown that support for renaming a major Toronto artery currently named after a counter-abolitionist withers after respondents are informed of the eye-watering costs of rebranding civic assets...

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Majority in favour of renaming Dundas Street, but opposition grows when costs considered: poll

22 Jul, 2021 /CityNews/ A new poll has found the majority of Torontonians are in favour of removing the Dundas name from streets and public amenities until the costs to do so are considered...

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Despite continued pandemic hardships, close to 70 per cent of business owners in Canada feel optimistic about the long-term: CIBC Poll

22 Jul, 2021 /CIBC/ More entrepreneurs seeing brighter days ahead than last year, and the number of those feeling negatively impacted is dropping...

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Why Can Canadian Doctors Still Deny Access To Abortion—And Other Healthcare?

22 Jul, 2021 /Chatelaine/ The practice of conscientious objection means doctors can refuse or deflect requests for a variety of services, including abortion—and in many provinces, they're not even obligated to provide a referral...

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Small biz launches petition to maintain government financial supports

22 Jul, 2021 /Advisor's Edge/ A group representing Canada’s small business sector has launched a petition pressing the federal government to halt the phasing out of financial support programs...

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Indie Spirit Awards move away from Oscars weekend

22 Jul, 2021 /City News/ The 37th annual awards ceremony will now take place on Sunday, March 6, three weeks before the Academy Awards on March 27, the nonprofit organization Film Independent said Thursday...

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Small business group launches petition to maintain government financial supports

22 Jul, 2021 /Investment Executive/ A group representing Canada’s small business sector has launched a petition pressing the federal government to halt the phasing out of financial support programs...

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LILLEY: Public supports renaming Dundas St. until they look at the cost

21 Jul, 2021 /Toronto Sun/ A poll of Toronto residents taken over the past couple of weeks shows a slight majority, 55% of respondents, favour renaming Dundas St. and Dundas Square...

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Blog: All You Need to Know About Profiling

July 20, 2021 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - Being part of a research community like Maru Voice Canada is different from taking one-off surveys because it involves developing a relationship over time. You tell us some information about yourself when you first sign up and we get to know you better as you take our profiling surveys...

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Small business recovery is finally underway, but many businesses are being left behind

TORONTO, July 15, 2021 /CNW/ - Indicators of small business recovery are beginning to move in the right direction, but businesses in the arts and recreation (e.g. gyms, arcades) and hospitality (e.g. restaurants, hotels) sectors are being left behind, warns the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)...

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True Canada, unearthed...

14 Jul, 2021 /Tehran Times/ On July 12, the Penelakut tribe informed that it has discovered 160 unmarked graves in the Southern Gulf Islands in the British Columbia province...

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Navy Federal Credit Union Report Reveals New Financial Habits for Military Families During the Pandemic

13 Jul, 2021 /Business Wire/ Navy Federal Credit Union today released a new report on the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on military families...

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Ceridian launches on-demand pay solution in Canada

12 Jul, 2021 /Ceridian/ Ceridian has announced the Canadian launch of Dayforce Wallet, a pay solution that gives employees on-demand access to their earned wages without any fee for either employer or employee...

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Ceridian Launches Dayforce Wallet in Canada to Reinvent Payday

TORONTO and MINNEAPOLIS, July 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ceridian (NYSE: CDAY; TSX: CDAY), a global leader in human capital management (HCM) technology, today announced the availability of Dayforce Wallet, an industry-first, on-demand pay solution, in Canada...

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Top 10 Online Community Software Solution Companies - 2021

1 Jul, 2021 /MarTech Outlook/ 2020 made it clear that a stable internet connection is a fundamental necessity for modern life...

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Blog: How Does Research Work, Anyway?

June 15, 2021 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - As a Maru Voice Canada member, you’re familiar with the survey taking part of the research process, but there’s more that goes on behind the scenes...

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Blog: 3 Easy Tips for Saving Money

May 18, 2021 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - We all know that saving money is easier said than done, but the right tips and tricks can simplify the process. We’ve put together 3 easy strategies that you can start using right now to kickstart your savings and help you feel better about your finances...

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Blog: Are Online Focus Groups Worth Your Time?

April 13, 2021 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - Online focus groups are a type of qualitative research in which you connect online with a moderator and other participants to share your opinions and perspectives on a certain topic. The moderator will direct the conversation to gain a solid understanding of the group’s opinions, feelings, and behaviours...

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Blog: The Ins and Outs of Sweepstakes Draws

March 16, 2021 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - In addition to earning points for completing our surveys, did you know you’re also entered into our Sweepstakes draws? Maru Voice Canada runs Sweepstakes draws as an opportunity for our members to receive additional rewards. Here’s what you need to know...

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Blog: Everything You Need to Know About In-Home User Testing (Product Testing)

February 17, 2021 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - In-Home User Testing (IHUT) or Product Testing is a type of market research where consumers (you) are sent an item or product to test in your home. You are then asked a series of questions about the product to provide your feedback...

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Blog: How Much Money Can You Earn Taking Online Surveys?

January 19, 2021 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - How much do online surveys actually pay? The short answer: it depends. There are various factors that drive how much a survey or research activity will pay, including length, effort required, and the type of activity you’re participating in. Let’s dive deeper into some of these factors...

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Blog: 4 Last Minute Gift Ideas

December 22, 2020 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - With in-person shopping being harder than ever this year and shipping delays slowing down online orders, you may feel like you’ve completely run out of time to finish your holiday shopping. We’ve put together some ideas for the last minute shoppers who need a gift instantly. Happy shopping!...

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Blog: 5 Exercises to Try at Your Desk

Nov 17, 2020 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - Sitting at a desk all day can be hard on our bodies. Even with a comfortable chair and ergonomic set up, aches and pains can appear throughout the day. In addition to taking breaks to get up and move around, there are many easy stretches and exercises you can do right at your desk to help stay comfortable...

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Blog: Is a Survey Panel Right For You?

Oct 13, 2020 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - Maru Voice Canada is professional market research and part of a business with clients who rely on us to deliver insights, so of course recruiting people to take our surveys is important – this is true of all survey companies/websites and research panels...

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Blog: Too Much Screen Time? 3 Easy Tips for Avoiding Eye Strain

Sept 15, 2020 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - In 2020, a lot of us have experienced the world through screens. Sometimes staring at a screen all day is unavoidable, and unfortunately over time it can do some serious damage to our eyes. Here are some tips for avoiding eye strain when you have to look at screens for long periods...

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Blog: Your Opinion in Action: Digital Tools for Online Learning

August 18, 2020 /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. Continue reading to learn more...

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Blog: Too Many Emails? 3 Tips for Organizing Your Inbox

July 20, 2020 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - You’ve likely thought at one point or another, “I get too many emails.” Good news! There are steps you can take to fix that problem. Read on for 3 helpful tips to start organizing your Inbox. Continue reading to learn more...

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Blog: Survey Troubleshooting: Technical Problems vs. Content Problems

June 16, 2020 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - We try to ensure that our surveys are high quality and error-free before we send them out to our members. However, from time to time, a survey may contain a problem that our team wasn’t aware of. If you encounter a problem in one of our surveys, the first step is to determine if it’s technical or content-related...

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Blog: All You Need to Know About Rewards

May 18, 2020 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! We answered three frequently asked questions about points and rewards. Continue reading to learn more...

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Blog: Your Opinion in Action: Should a Big Brand Re-Brand?

April 14, 2020 /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. Continue reading to learn more...

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Blog: What to Say When You Have Nothing to Say on a Survey

March 16, 2020 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - We’ve all been there. You’re invited to a new survey, you’re excited to share your opinions and earn points, but then you read a question and your mind goes blank. Continue reading to learn more...

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Blog: Is It Déjà Vu or Is It a Tracking Study?

February 14, 2020 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - Sometimes you may feel like you're being asked similar questions that you've already answered in previous surveys, or it may even feel like you’re repeating an entire survey over again. Continue reading to learn more...

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Blog: For Fact or Fun: Research Questions vs. Engagement Questions

January 17, 2020 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - Have you noticed that we share individual questions on our website homepage and on our social media channels? These are called engagement questions, and they differ from traditional research questions. Continue reading to learn more...

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Blog: 3 Questions About Online Surveys (Answered by an Online Research Company)

December 17, 2019 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! We answered three frequently asked questions about taking online surveys. Continue reading to learn more...

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Blog: How to be the Best Survey Taker (and Earn the Most Rewards!)

November 21, 2019 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - When completing online surveys, you should always take it seriously and give your best effort – not only because it’s the right thing to do (your insights influence important business decisions!) but also because you’ll have a better chance at earning more rewards if you’re a quality survey taker...

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Blog: What to Look For in a Survey Site

October 30, 2019 /Maru Voice Canada Blog/ - How can you tell if a survey site is trustworthy and reputable before you sign up? There’s certain information you should keep in mind when researching whether or not a survey panel is right for you. Continue reading to learn more...

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Blog: Your Opinion in Action: Building a Better Loyalty Program

September 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. Continue reading to learn more...

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