Your Views in the News

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


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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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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E-commerce giants have been favored during the pandemic

29 Jun, 2021 /Vaughn Today/ Big box stores have been peddling during the COVID-19 pandemic, unlike small and medium-sized businesses, according to a study published on behalf of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) on Monday...

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LILLEY: Poll shows high support for election spending limits — just don't mention Ford

28 Jun, 2021 /Toronto Sun/ Poll demonstrates political outrage is driven not by the issue, but by who's behind it...

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CFIB hosting contest to promote shopping local

28 Jun, 2021 /Canadian Federation of Independendent Business/ Sixty per cent of Canadians say they have spent less at small businesses during the pandemic, 59 per cent that they have relied more on big box stores and online retailers. This data comes from a Maru/Matchbox opinion poll conducted for the Canadia Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)...

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No Rest for the Weary Eyes: A Pandemic of Increased Near-Vision Use for Canadian Children(1) – CooperVision Survey

28 Jun, 2021 /CooperVision/ Optimal children’s eye health will require summer outdoor activities, less near work and regular check-ins...

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Canadians spent more at big box stores, less at small businesses during the pandemic: It's time to change that

TORONTO, June 28, 2021 /CNW/ - COVID-19 has made it difficult to shop small—a majority of consumers (60 per cent) say they have been spending less at small businesses during the pandemic, and more at big box stores and online giants (59 per cent), according to a new public opinion poll conducted by Maru/Matchbox on behalf of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)...

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Chris Selley: Now is a strange time for 'rah-rah' Canadian patriotism

25 Jun, 2021 /National Post/ Between Canada's middling-to-terrible COVID-19 performance and the discovery of hundreds of unmarked children's graves, fireworks seem distinctly inappropriate...

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Premier Ford's approval rating drops, down more than 20% since last June

23 Jun, 2021 /City News/ A new survey on the approval ratings for Canada’s premiers shows Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s approval has dropped another eight per cent since March...

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Ontario regulator shuts down car vendor who forged docs to lease Lyfts

23 Jun, 2021 /Driving/ The auto dealer industry needs cleaning up, and OMVIC is taking on that task with gusto...

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Ford’s approval rating drops by more than 20 per cent over past year

23 Jun, 2021 /Durham Radio News/ Premier Doug Ford’s approval rating surged in the early days of the pandemic, but just one year later it’s trending in the opposite direction...

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LILLEY: Opposition leaders' talk of coalition a gift to Ford

22 Jun, 2021 /Toronto Sun/ I’m not sure they meant to do it, but Ontario’s three opposition parties have handed Doug Ford’s PC Party a massive gift...

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In the past year, 'pandemic' pet ownership soared, with approximately 3.7 million Canadians having adopted, purchased or fostered a cat or dog

TORONTO, June 16, 2021 /CNW/ - The last year was monumental when it comes to pet ownership, with a recent survey commissioned by Purina® Beyond®* uncovering that a whopping 3.7 million (10 per cent) of Canadians newly adopted, purchased or fostered a cat or a dog during the pandemic...

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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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LILLEY: Polling shows Canadians more cautious on COVID reopening

12 Jun, 2021 /Toronto Sun/ People may be fed up with lockdowns, but they are also scared, cautious and don’t want governments moving too fast...

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A week in the after-life: Canadians keen to get back to the future after COVID, poll finds

12 Jun, 2021 /National Post/ As the COVID-19 pandemic settled in last spring, the National Post and pollster John Wright, executive vice president of Maru Public Opinion, compiled “A Day In The Life”, a schedule of the average Canadian’s day in newly familiar lockdown...

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Most Canadians believe residential school sites should be investigated: poll

10 Jun, 2021 /CityNews/ The vast majority of Canadians believe all residential school sites should be investigated by independent third parties, and police forces should launch criminal investigations to determine if charges should be laid, according to a new poll...

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LILLEY: Poll gives Ford strong support on handling of pandemic

10 Jun, 2021 /Toronto Sun/ The numbers are surprising but not shocking, Premier Doug Ford has a strong level of support for his decision to keep schools closed until September and his handling of the pandemic in general...

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Politicians have partisan interests, that doesn’t make them corrupt

10 Jun, 2021 /The Standard/ The Democracy Agenda is a joint TVO/Toronto Star initiative exploring Western society’s commitment to the democratic process...

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Discovery of 215 Indigenous graves had 'profound emotional impact' on Canadians, survey finds

10 Jun, 2021 /Windsor Star/ The discovery of the graves of 215 Indigenous children on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School has had a “profound emotional impact” on Canadians, a new survey suggests...

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Ford government approval slowly rebounding but still not in the majority, poll finds

10 Jun, 2021 /CityNews/ The Ford government’s approval is slowly bouncing back but it’s still not enough to win over the majority of Ontarians, a new poll finds...

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After a disastrous April, polling shows that Doug Ford is back in the game

9 Jun, 2021 /Tvo/ Fresh data from Maru offers some encouraging signs for a party that was almost down and out two months ago...

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Pandemic-driven exodus from cities ‘overstated’

7 Jun, 2021 /Toronto Sun/ Though the dust has yet to settle on the full impacts of COVID-19 on the housing market, one survey suggests the mass exodus from cities to the suburbs and beyond is exaggerated, while another finds that homebuying intentions are as strong as they were pre-pandemic...

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Open summer camps with proper protocols, say parents

May 28, 2021 /Toronto Sun/ That’s the clear message that the vast majority of Canadians, including the vast majority of parents, are sending to political leaders...

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Canada's Most Respected Professions 2021

TORONTO, May 27, 2021 /CNW/ - The Canada's Most Respected Awards Program released its first annual Most Respected Professions list today based on a national public opinion survey that has Canadians ranking Firefighters, Nurses, Farmers, and Medical doctors at the top of the 28 professions...

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Pandemic-driven Exodus from Ontario’s Urban Centres Overstated: Right at Home Realty Survey

May 26, 2021 /Right at Home Realty/ According to Right at Home Realty Inc. (“Right at Home”), Canada’s largest independent real estate brokerage, the pandemic-influenced exodus of Ontarians living in the region’s most dense urban areas to smaller cities may be overstated...

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More than half of people in Toronto believe they'll never be able to afford a home here

May 26, 2021 /BlogTO/ Home ownership is becoming more and more of a dream-like fantasy for young Torontonians, on par with becoming a rock star or joining the circus — both of which are actually probably easier right now for a talented arts industry worker than buying a house in Canada's largest city...

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Posthaste: What rising inflation means to the loonie and the timing of a Bank of Canada rate hike

May 26, 2021 /Regina Leader Post/ The Bank of Canada has made it clear it’s worried about Canada’s high-flying currency, but what if it soon had a reason to welcome it?...

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Canadians working from home lose two work weeks a year to internet connection issues Internet measurement company SamKnows launches new study to help Canadians better understand their internet performance

TORONTO, May 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A new survey conducted by SamKnows has found that Canadians aren’t getting the most bang for their buck from their home internet service providers (ISPs)...

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Lexicon Financial Group of Raymond James Investment Counsel launches "Before the Business", a project celebrating Canadian entrepreneurs

TORONTO, May 19, 2021 /CNW/ - Lexicon Financial Group of Raymond James Investment Counsel, announced today the launch of "Before the Business", an initiative dedicated to sharing stories of Canadian entrepreneurs...

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Canadian Post-Pandemic Dining Plans Revealed in New Survey by Clover from Fiserv

TORONTO, May 18, 2021 /CNW/ - Canadians' return to restaurant dining will be more digital, and will be complemented by their newfound affinity for delivery, according to a new survey by Clover® from Fiserv...

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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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Interac Chosen by Canadian Public as Canada's Most Respected Technology Services Provider

TORONTO, May 17, 2021 /CNW/ - Interac Canada (Interac) has been chosen as Canada's Most Respected Technology Services Provider by the Canadian public in a recent nationally representative public opinion survey...

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Interac Chosen by Canadian Public as Canada's Most Respected Technology Services Provider

TORONTO, May 17, 2021 /CNW/ - Interac Canada (Interac) has been chosen as Canada's Most Respected Technology Services Provider by the Canadian public in a recent nationally representative public opinion survey...

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A Study Says 68% Of Ontarians Are More Pessimistic Now Than A Year Ago

May 12, 2021 /Narcity/ For anyone who has been feeling less optimistic than usual lately, you are not alone...

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Ontarians feeling frustrated and anxious during lockdown

May 11, 2021 /Toronto Sun/ Ontario residents say they are feeling frustrated, anxious, bored and isolated as the province continues to deal with the third wave of COVID-19 and the ongoing stay-at-home order...

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Ontario voters back COVID restrictions: Poll

May 10, 2021 /Canada/ Four out of 10 Ontario voters believe the restrictions currently put in place by the Ford government do not go far enough and need to be tightened up in order to beat back COVID-19, according to a poll...

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You Can Attend a Secret Concert for Free in Toronto this week

May 7, 2021 /Narcity/ Big-name celebs like Lil Wayne and Diplo are hitting Toronto's largest stages this July and August, but if you can say "been there, done that" to overcrowded, noisy venues where you can hardly see the stage, we recommend trying out something a little different this summer...

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Belief in afterlife declines with age, poll suggests

May 7, 2021 /Church Times/ AS WE age, we are less likely to believe in some form of life after death, a new poll suggests...

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Leader comment: Beyond the grave

May 7, 2021 /Church Times/ THE communion of saints is alive and well. Alive, at least, in the sense that 40 per cent of respondents to a survey in the United States, Canada, and the UK, published last month, believe that they have been in contact with someone who has died...

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What will post-pandemic life look like?

May 7, 2021 /CTV News Toronto/ Canada's Public opinion in a post-pandemic life...

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Are Canadians losing hope we’ll end this pandemic thing?

May 7, 2021 /Newstalk 1010/ Guest: John Wright. Executive Vice President. Maru Public Opinion...

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John Wright Joined The Daily Edition With Matt Gurney May 7th 2021 by CanadaTalks SiriusXM 167

May 7, 2021 /CanadaTalks/ John Wright's imput on Canada's third wave...

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Canadian attitudes toward pandemic increasingly bleak, with most still expecting things to get worse: poll

May 6, 2021 /National Post/ The survey reinforces the heavy toll COVID has taken on the Canadian public, as provinces continue to level strict lockdowns more than a year into the pandemic...

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Canadians not ready to return to ‘normal’

May 5, 2021 /National Post/ Canadians don’t expect life to return to “normal” any time soon, according to an April 2021 survey by Maru Reports...

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How have benefits changed with pandemic?

May 5, 2021 /HR Reporter/ Alterations to mental health offerings, prescriptions, pensions popular with employers...

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Pandemic leaves many Canadians in good financial shape: survey

May 5, 2021 /CTV News Vancouver/ The pandemic has been hard on many folks but a lot have prospered, saving more money than ever...

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Large family gatherings, travel and returning to restaurants top the list of what Canadians look forward to the most post-pandemic, Scotiabank survey

TORONTO, May 5, 2021 /CNW/ - While Canadians continue living through some forms of restrictions due to COVID-19, many are looking ahead to life after the pandemic...

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How clients’ personalities affect financial advice

May 4, 2021 /Advisor's Edge/ A TD Wealth study offers insight on how different types of clients respond to advice and volatility...

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No Budget Bounce: Majority of Canadians Believe Economy is on the Wrong Track

May 3, 2021 /Bill Kelly Show/ A survey released today by Maru Public Opinion indicates that a majority (54%) of Canadians believe the Canadian economy is on the Wrong Track...

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How are we feeling? Canadians are worried, bored, stressed, lonely and sad

TORONTO and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The pandemic is taking an emotional toll on people in Canada, as 77% of adults report feeling so-called negative emotions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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The ROYALE Home for Every Pet Project returns to help more Canadian animal shelters than ever before

TORONTO, April 30, 2021 /CNW/ - For over a year, Canadians from coast to coast have spent more time at home. As a result, many have turned to pets as a source of joy and companionship to make up for what was lost when the pandemic limited our ability to socialize...

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Ontario Premier Apologizes For Draconian Lockdown Measures That Led To Abuse

Apr 24, 2021 /Christianity Daily/ Ontario Premier Doug Ford admitted during a public appearance on Thursday that the government made rash decisions to implement Draconian lockdown measures that have led to abuse, a report says...

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Ford government’s approval rating falls to just 35 per cent amid growing frustration: poll

Apr 22, 2021 /National Post/ More than 60 per cent of Ontarians disapprove of how the Ford government has responded to the COVID crisis, the poll also found...

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Canadians select Samsung Electronics Canada as Canada's Most Respected Technology Products Provider

TORONTO, April 21, 2021 /CNW/ - The Canada's Most Respected Award Program announced today that Samsung Electronics Canada was ranked the "Most Respected Technology Products Provider 2021" based on the results of a national survey of 3,865 Canadians conducted by Maru Public Opinion...

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Majority say send vaccines to hotspots: Poll

Apr 21, 2021 /Toronto Sun/ A strong majority of Ontario residents say they would be willing to send more doses of COVID-19 vaccine to hotspot regions of the province, even if it means they would need to wait longer to receive their shot, according to a poll...

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Majority of Ontarians support paid sick days for workers, diverting COVID-19 vaccines to hotspots: poll

Apr 21, 2021 /680News/ The majority of Ontarians are supportive of workers receiving at least five paid sick days and are willing to divert vaccines to COVID-19 hotspots, according to a new poll...

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CIBC poll shows majority of homeowners have no plans to sell amid a tight housing market and low rate environment

TORONTO, April 21, 2021 /CNW/ - As supply remains tight in key regions of the Canadian housing market, a recent CIBC survey finds that most homeowners say the pandemic has not changed their intentions of staying put, with many choosing to use their accumulated savings to renovate their current property rather than list it...

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Majority of Ontarians support paid sick days for workers, diverting COVID-19 vaccines to hotspots: poll

Apr 21, 2021 /CityNews/ The majority of Ontarians are supportive of workers receiving at least five paid sick days and are willing to divert vaccines to COVID-19 hotspots, according to a new poll...

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Bill to ban sex-selective abortions returns abortion debate to the House

Apr 14, 2021 /iPolitics/ An abortion bill is scheduled to be debated in the House of Commons on Wednesday afternoon, for the first time in over a decade...

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Company aims to reduce vaccine hesitancy

Apr 14, 2021 /Medicine Hat News/ Think Research Corporation launched an educational hub to help clinicians and family physicians promote vaccine confidence and reduce vaccine hesitancy, which is a growing area of concern, says CEO Sachin Aggarwal...

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MPs to debate private member’s bill to ban sex selection abortions

Apr 13, 2021 /B.C. Catholic/ Saskatchewan Conservative MP Cathay Wagantall’s private member’s bill to make abortions done on the basis of a baby’s sex illegal in Canada will be up for debate and second reading in the House of Commons Wednesday, April 14...

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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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THE VOLVO NEW GARAGE CHALLENGE’S WINNER FEATURES A GREEN CURVED ROOF AND INTEGRATED SOLAR PANELS!

Apr 12, 2021 /Yanko Design/ In honor of the debut of Volvo’s first pure-electric vehicle, the new XC40 Recharge, Volvo Cars Canada, and the Interior Design Show Toronto have chosen a winner for their New Garage Design Challenge...

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More than half of Canadians want to buy while the housing market's hot

Apr 12, 2021 /Wealth Professional/ Cross-country survey lifts lid on plans to renovate, purchase properties, and move out of the city...

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O'Toole will vote against MP's private member's bill on sex-selective abortion

Apr 12, 2021 /CBC/ Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole says he will vote against a private member's bill introduced by a Conservative MP which would make performing a sex-selective abortion a criminal offence...

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LILLEY: Canadians and Americans wary of a return to normal, says poll

Apr 11, 2021 /Toronto Sun/ It will be a long time before most Canadians, and Americans for that matter, are ready to get back to a normal life — at least the life that we knew pre-pandemic...

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Ontario residents evenly divided on support for ‘carbon tax,’ poll finds

Apr 6, 2021 /Toronto Star/ Ontarians are evenly split on support for carbon pricing and on whether the province should remain in the federal system or go it alone, a new poll suggests...

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Canadians spend big on self-care throughout pandemic, Scotiabank Survey

TORONTO, March 31, 2021 /CNW/ - An overwhelming majority of Canadians (98%) say their self-care habits are here to stay in a post-pandemic world, according to a Scotiabank Survey...

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Ontario family doctors want to become more involved in vaccine rollout; they say it will help with hesitancy

Mar 23, 2021 /Durham Radio News/ The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) says one in three people are still hesitant to get a vaccine, but 87 per cent said they would go to their family doctor for advice first...

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With Vaccines Coming, Family Doctors Could Jab Millions More if Fully Involved

TORONTO, March 23, 2021 /CNW/ - The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) is calling for the increased involvement of Ontario's family doctors in vaccination efforts...

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Winner Announced for The New Garage, A Volvo Cars Canada Design Challenge in Partnership with IDS

RICHMOND HILL, ON, March 18, 2021 /CNW/ - Today, Volvo Cars Canada and the Interior Design Show Toronto are honoured to announce Montreal-based Tiam Maeiyat as the winner of The New Garage, a sustainable design challenge...

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We all agree on who shouldn’t be allowed to make political donations. Then it gets tricky

Mar 17, 2021 /The Peterborough Examiner/ Voters are massively opposed to big business or big unions ever again donating to — or distorting — the political process. And they are grappling with how to get the old money politics under control...

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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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Majority of Ontarians give Canada ‘poor’ marks for vaccine rollout, poll finds

Mar 15, 2021 /Caledon Enterprise/ Most Ontarians are concerned about Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination rates compared with other countries, a new poll suggests...

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Canada’s free-speech deficit may be holding our democracy back

Mar 4, 2021 /The Standard/ The Democracy Agenda is a joint TVO/Toronto Star initiative exploring Western society’s commitment to the democratic process. There it is, in the first article of the United States Bill of Rights: a prohibition on Congress passing any law that would abridge Americans’ freedom of speech...

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Most Canadians believe the greater threat is from extremists here than from elsewhere: poll

Mar 4, 2021 /National Post/ A strong majority of Canadians believe the threat of extremists and terrorists within Canada is more worrisome than external threats, according to recent polling...

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Toyota the most respected automaker among Canadians, says survey

Mar 2, 2021 /Driving/ Toyota has been named Canada’s Most Respected Auto Manufacturer, according to a recent nationally representative public opinion survey...

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Women juggling childcare, career, and finances as pandemic reaches one year: CIBC poll

TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2021 /CNW/ - A new CIBC study finds that through a pandemic where working and going to school from home are the new norm, Canadian women are balancing a challenging set of responsibilities including childcare, their own careers, and playing a lead role in family finances...

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Nine creative ways for families to get active outdoors

Feb 19, 2021 /Sault Online/ A 2021 Maru Voice Canada survey examining the frequency that Canadians and their families are engaging in outdoor recreational activity for at least 30 minutes found...

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Survey finds 52 per cent of Canadians are currently active outdoors only once a week, with 28 per cent participating less than once a month

OTTAWA, ON, Feb. 18, 2021 /CNW/ - Scouts Canada and Hydro One have partnered to launch a free Activity Finder to give families new ideas to help reduce recreational screen time and enjoy the outdoors safely...

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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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Movember Launches World's First Online Parenting Program Aimed at Fathers

TORONTO, Feb. 9, 2021 /CNW/ - Men's health charity Movember has launched the world's first online parenting program designed with dads in mind, helping to navigate tricky parenting situations, particularly in children aged 2-8 years old...

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Telus Crowned ‘Most Respected’ Mobile Service Provider in Canada

Feb 8, 2021 /iPhone in Canada/ Telus has been picked the ‘Most Respected Mobile Service Provider’ in Canada, according to the Canada’s Most Respected rankings, determined by public survey...

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COVID-19: Poll finds half of Ontarians believe Ford government 'negligent' in protecting long-term care seniors

Feb 5, 2021 /Kitchener Today/ A majority of Ontarians, 61 per cent, surveyed believe for-profit long-term care residents and their families should be able to sue the Ontario government and receive compensation for their losses...

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Poll suggests Ontarians blame Ottawa for COVID-19 vaccine shortages

Feb 1, 2021 /Northumberland News/ Most Ontarians blame the federal government for the current shortage of COVID-19 vaccines, a new poll has found. The Campaign Research survey suggests 52 per cent believed it was Ottawa’s fault that supplies are low while 15 per cent pointed the finger at the provincial government with one per cent citing municipalities and 32 per cent unsure...

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Nearly Three Quarters (73%) of Pandemic Affected Parents Feel Students Should Learn Subjects They're Passionate About, Not Those of Little Interest

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2021 /CNW/ - A nation-wide survey of Canadian parents released today finds that nearly three in four of them (73%) believe the education system today would be better for students if it were structured to give them more choice and time to just learn those subjects and topics, they are either excited or passionate about...

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Tesla Stock – Tesla’s stock is ‘definitely sliding’ over its missed earnings expectations: analyst

Jan. 28, 2021 /Fintech Zoom/ - Refinitiv Analyst Jharonne Martis joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss Tesla’s latest earnings results, causing the auto makers’ stock price to fall...

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70% of Canadian investors uncertain about what to do with their investments amid the pandemic

TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2021 /CNW/ - 55% of Canadian investors are feeling optimistic about their financial future, but despite dealing with the pandemic for almost a year, most Canadians (70%) admit it's hard to know what to do when it comes to their investments in this current environment, according to a recent Scotiabank Survey...

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Maritimers more concerned about retirement savings: report

Jan 25, 2021 /The Chronical Herald/ A Scotiabank-sponsored survey found that Maritimers are significantly less likely than residents elsewhere in the country to contribute to a tax-free savings account or retirement savings plan for the 2020 tax year...

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Has covid sent countries of the West down the road to serfdom?

Jan 24, 2021 /Mint/ There is a curious irony to how state responses to the covid pandemic are playing out in different parts of the world in this current second wave of infections, as compared to the first wave last spring...

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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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Popped with pride on National Popcorn Day

Jan 18, 2021 /Calgary Sun/ Need a bit of comfort today? Why not reach for popcorn. It’s an extraordinary snack full of goodness and crunch. And if there’s one treat Canadians constantly reach for, it’s popcorn. Considered a “happy snack” and the ultimate comfort mouthful, popcorn is literally the grand poobah of all snack foods, a treat discovered in the Americas thousands of years ago yet remains relatively unchanged to this day. ..

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AGAR: What are lockdown protesters really trying to achieve?

Jan 18, 2021 /Toronto Sun/ If the goal of anti-mask and lockdown protesters is just to protest or show disrespect to authority they are successful. If it is to foster change they’re not succeeding and they won’t. Authorities don’t respect them and the public doesn’t agree with them...

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Editorial: Spreading COVID-19 fear doesn't help

Jan 16, 2021 /The London Free Press/ Our federal and provincial governments are trying to contain the spread of COVID-19 by spreading fear about it. Problem is, it’s not working. So what comes next? Yes, most Canadians tell pollsters they want ever-stricter lockdowns — that haven’t worked — to lower the spread of infections and deaths, although more enthusiastically in eastern than western Canada, according to a recent Maru-Blue public opinion survey...

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New Dempster's Signature Bagels Hit Grocery Store Shelves Just in Time to Celebrate National Bagel Day on January 15

TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2021 /CNW/ - This National Bagel Day, Dempster's is on a mission to inspire Canadians to discover innovative, unique, and truly enjoyable bagel flavours. A national survey* commissioned by the brand uncovered that more than three-quarters (84%) of Canadians are bagel eaters...

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Kellogg's* Special K* Launches "Prove It Day" with Kaitlyn Bristowe to Help Inspire Canadians

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 12, 2021 /CNW/ - January 17 is known as "Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day" – the day when Canadians often stray from our best intentions and fall back into old habits...

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RBC Royal Bank Chosen by Canadian Public as Canada's Most Respected Retail Bank

TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2021 /CNW/ - The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has been chosen by the Canadian public as Canada's Most Respected Retail Bank. The award for Retail Banking (personal, family, branch, and community operations) is based on a national public opinion poll of 4,035 Canadians, between November 26 and December 3, 2020 undertaken by Maru/Blue Public Opinion Research...

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As Canadian concerns over COVID-19 rise, vaccine hesitancy falls: poll

Jan 11, 2021 /National Post/ - OTTAWA – Canadians are more worried than ever about COVID-19 and vaccine hesitancy is falling alongside those fears, putting more pressure on politicians to get shots in arms as soon as possible. New polling from Maru/Blue public released exclusively to the National Post shows 70 per cent of Canadians are now concerned about catching the virus...

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COVID-19 Update: Alberta reports 811 new cases, 12 more deaths | Nearly 3,000 tourists have flown to Hawaii from Calgary airport in last month

Jan 10, 2021 /Calgary Herald/ - With news on COVID-19 happening rapidly, we’ve created this page to bring you our latest stories and information on the outbreak in and around Calgary...

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LILLEY: Ontario's new lockdown measures will be like nothing we've seen before

Jan 10, 2021 /Toronto Sun/ - Shutting down construction sites, closing manufacturing plants and possibly imposing a curfew are all options being discussed at the highest level of the Ontario government this weekend...

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Ontarians favour stronger COVID measures, but not ones that limit movement: poll

Jan 9, 2021 /CityNews/ - With Ontario premier Doug Ford warning of “extreme” new measures to try and curb the spike in COVID-19 cases, a new public opinion poll finds a majority of Ontarians would be in favour of strengthening a number of current lockdown measures at least for the next 30 days...

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Ontarians favour stronger COVID measures, but not ones that limit movement: poll

Jan 9, 2021 /680 News/ - With Ontario premier Doug Ford warning of “extreme” new measures to try and curb the spike in COVID-19 cases, a new public opinion poll finds a majority of Ontarians would be in favour of strengthening a number of current lockdown measures at least for the next 30 days...

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MAJORITY OF ONTARIANS WANT GOVERNMENT-MANDATED VACCINE: SURVEY

Jan 8, 2021 /iheartRadio/ - The majority of Ontarians have warmed to the idea of the government making COVID-19 vaccinations, a new survey suggests. The Campaign Research poll for the Toronto Star found 58 per cent agreed that all Canadians should get the shot when it is available. ..

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Majority of Canadians in recent poll support stricter COVID-19 lockdowns, hefty fines for rulebreakers

Jan 8, 2021 /National Post/ - The majority of Ontarians have warmed to the idea of the government making COVID-19 vaccinations, a new survey suggests. The Campaign Research poll for the Toronto Star found 58 per cent agreed that all Canadians should get the shot when it is available...

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Majority of Ontarians want COVID-19 vaccinations to be mandatory, poll finds

Jan 8, 2021 /Toronto.com/ - More than half of Ontarians believe the government should make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory, a new public opinion survey suggests. The Campaign Research poll for the Toronto Star found 58 per cent agreed that all Canadians should get the shot when it is available...

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Ontario extends elementary school closures until Jan. 25 amid rising COVID-19 infections

Jan 8, 2021 /Toronto.com/ -Most Ontario elementary schools will remain closed until at least Jan. 25 amid mounting alarm at rising COVID-19 infection rates among children over the Christmas break. Dr. David Williams, the province’s chief medical officer for health, said schools in southern Ontario will not reopen for in-class learning Monday as had been planned...

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Ontario extends elementary school closures until Jan. 25 amid rising COVID-19 infections

Jan 7, 2021 /Toronto Star/ - Most Ontario elementary schools will remain closed until at least Jan. 25 amid mounting alarm at rising COVID-19 infection rates among children over the Christmas break...

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Majority of Ontarians want COVID-19 vaccinations to be mandatory, poll finds

Jan 7, 2021 /Toronto.com/ - More than half of Ontarians believe the government should make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory, a new public opinion survey suggests. The Campaign Research poll for the Toronto Star found 58 per cent agreed that all Canadians should get the shot when it is available...

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COVID-19 has Ontarians ‘not confident’ schools can reopen safely, poll finds

Jan 6, 2021 /Toronto.com/ - Most Ontarians are “not confident” that schools will be able to safely reopen for in-class learning this month due to concerns about COVID-19, a new poll suggests. The Campaign Research survey for the Toronto Star also found a “super majority” supports current measures that have had Ontario locked down since Dec. 26 to curb the spread of a virus that has killed more than 4,700 people in the province...

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Entering a pivotal year for Canadians' personal finances, CIBC helps Canadians keep their ambitions on track

TORONTO, Jan. 4, 2021 /CNW/ - CIBC's new digital financial goal planning tool and advice platform helps clients keep their ambitions on track following a year of unprecedented change and financial impact from COVID-19...

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Whether or not you return to the office, working from home is here to stay for many. Here’s how to do it right

Jan 1, 2021 /Regina Leader Post/ - Working from home, like it or not, and many of us seem to like it, is going to stick around for a while. A survey released in September by ADP Canada and Maru/Blue found that 45% of working Canadians say they would prefer to work remotely at least three days a week...

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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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