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Conservative gains in Ontario before campaign due to ‘Ford being quiet,’ but pollster says Trudeau’s attacks may not be working

October 7, 2019 /The Hill Times/ - Many Liberal candidates say Ontario Progressive Conservative Premier Doug Ford’s unpopularity is still a significant issue at the doors more than halfway through the election campaign, with some political strategists saying that voters who backed Mr. Ford in 2018 are upset with the Ontario government’s record one year in, and may now look to back the federal Liberals. ...

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EDITORIAL: Scheer's gangs plan vs. Trudeau's gun ban

October 6, 2019 /The London Free Press/ - Both Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer have plans to tackle the gun violence that has been rearing its ugly head in cities across our country and leaving tragedy in its wake. ...

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Poll: Only 25% think Trudeau should get a second term

October 6, 2019 /Toronto Sun/ - It’s not good news for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals as they head into the English language leaders debate on Monday night: Just 25% of the country believes he deserves to be re-elected. ...

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Editorial: Scheer's gangs plan vs. Trudeau's gun ban

October 6, 2019 /Toronto Sun/ - Both Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer have plans to tackle the gun violence that has been rearing its ugly head in cities across our country and leaving tragedy in its wake. ...

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LILLEY: Poll shows Trudeau gun control promises firing blanks

October 2, 2019 /Edmonton Journal/ - It seemed an odd choice, Justin Trudeau spent two precious days in the middle of an election campaign holding events in Toronto and speaking on an issue he should own — gun control. Now we may know why. ...

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BRAMPTON, ON, Oct. 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians can get confused in the grocery store. So the team at no name® did a survey*, which is a list of questions that people answer. ...

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New book explores legacy of the first female Supreme Court chief justice

October 2, 2019 /The Hill Times/ - In a recently released book, two academics explore the legacy of Canada’s first-ever female Supreme Court chief justice, Beverley McLachlin, who held the role from 2000 to 2017. ...

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Survey: 95% of Canadians consider pets family

October 1, 2019 /Pawzy/ - If you consider yourself a “pet parent,” you’re not alone. Pawzy’s latest survey, conducted in partnership with element54 and Maru/Blue, revealed that 95% of Canadians consider their pets part of the family. ...

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Poll shows Trudeau offside with Canadians on border crossers

October 1, 2019 /Cape Breton Post/ - When it comes to immigration, a new poll shows the Trudeau Liberals offside with a good number of Canadians. ...

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Survey shows that Canadian women still don't feel welcome by tech companies

September 30, 2019 /IT World Canada/ - Nearly 50 per cent of women in Canada don’t think tech companies really want to hire them, according to a new survey. ...

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Poll shows Trudeau offside with Canadians on border crossers

September 30, 2019 /Toronto Sun/ - When it comes to immigration, a new poll shows the Trudeau Liberals offside with a good number of Canadians. Canadians remain supportive of immigration, the kind done through regular channels, but have big concerns ...

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I'm a Canadian entrepreneur and I don't have a life: What a new survey shows

September 27, 2019 /The Globe and Mail/ - Many Canadian entrepreneurs are so tied up with their businesses that they don't have a life. Indeed, a survey released this week by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce shows many business owners are working long hours, they're stressed, and they're desperate for a vacation. ...

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Business owners report long hours, little or no vacation and giving up hobbies: CIBC poll

TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2019 /CNW/ - With summer vacation in the rearview mirror, many Canadian entrepreneurs may be asking: "what vacation?" The new CIBC SmartBanking™ for Business Survey of 1,005 business owners across the country reveals that four-in-10 (39 per cent) have taken little or no vacation time in 2019 ...

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Less than one-third of Canadians have a financial plan, putting financial stability for retirement at risk: CIBC poll

TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2019 /CNW/ - A new CIBC poll finds that 77 per cent of Canadians are worried about having enough money in retirement, and many do not have a financial plan. ...

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Only a quarter of women believe Trudeau when he calls himself a feminist

September 24, 2019 /The Post Millennial/ - The most recent DART & Maru/Blue Voice Canada Poll shows that only one quarter (24 percent) of Canadian women believe Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when he says he is a feminist. ...

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Poll: Canadians cut Trudeau slack on blackface

September 23, 2019 /Toronto Sun/ - Canadians are willing to cut Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau some slack over his blackface photos and video even though nearly half of the country thinks he is showing himself to be a hypocrite. ...

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1 in 4 Canadian women believe Trudeau is a feminist: poll

September 23, 2019 /CityNews/ - A new poll of Canadian women says only one in four believe Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when he says he is a feminist. The survey conducted by DART and Maru/Blue surveyed 753 randomly selected adult Canadian women who are members of their online panel. It also asked whether the women felt better off than they were in 2015 and if they felt Trudeau’s government had created better opportunities for women. ...

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Poll shows women don't believe Trudeau on feminist claim

September 22, 2019 /Edmonton Journal/ - Only one in four women believe Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau when he declares that he is a feminist. That is one of the shocking results from the latest DART & Maru/Blue Voice Canada Poll. ...

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LILLEY: Women aren’t buying Trudeau’s feminist act

September 22, 2019 /Standard Freeholder/ - It’s another example of voters seeing that Justin Trudeau’s words and actions don’t match up. When it comes to seeing Trudeau as a feminist, women just aren’t buying it. ...

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Poll shows women don’t believe Trudeau on feminist claim

September 22, 2019 /The Kingston Whig Standard/ - Only one in four women believe Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau when he declares that he is a feminist. That is one of the shocking results from the latest DART & Maru/Blue Voice Canada Poll. ...

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Poll shows women don’t believe Trudeau on feminist claim

September 22, 2019 /Toronto Sun/ - Only one in four women believe Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau when he declares that he is a feminist. That is one of the shocking results from the latest DART & Maru/Blue Voice Canada Poll. ...

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Ontario's Doug Ford approval rating still sinking; Quebec Premier most popular leader: poll

September 19, 2019 /City News/ - Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s approval rating continues to slide while Quebec Premier Francois Legault remains the most popular provincial leader among those surveyed, a new poll released Thursday said. ...

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Climate change and the personal sacrifice debate on the campaign trail

September 19, 2019 /Yahoo! News/ - There's a political gamble involved in climate change promises. As the country gears up for the federal election, all the major parties are offering a vision for how they would deal with Canada's climate concerns. These plans vary ...

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Most Canadians want a change in government: Poll

September 17, 2019 /Toronto Sun/ - If change becomes a driving force in this election, Justin Trudeau could be in trouble. ...

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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. ...

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LILLEY: Trudeau Liberals trade sunny ways for a campaign of fear

September 16, 2019 /Toronto Sun/ - Whatever happened to sunny ways? In 2015, soon-to-be prime minister Justin Trudeau went across the country ...

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LILLEY: Conservatives resonating with women

September 15, 2019 /Toronto Sun/ - Justin Trudeau wants you to "Choose Forward," while Andrew Scheer wants you to know that, "It's time for you to get ahead." ...

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LILLEY: Poll shows Canadians anxious about the economy

September 15, 2019 /Toronto Sun/ - A review of the latest polling data shows exactly why Canada’s main political parties are making pitches on issues like the economy and the ability of everyday voters to get ahead. ...

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GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau's immigration policies alarm many Canadians

September 14, 2019 /Toronto Sun/ - Thus far in the federal election campaign, the issue of immigration has been debated mainly by not talking about it. ...

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Scheer leads Trudeau nationally, trails in Ontario

September 13, 2019 /Toronto Sun/ - The Conservatives hold the lead nationally but are facing an uphill battle when it comes to winning the biggest prize in this election: Ontario. A poll of 1,517 Canadian voters conducted September 11 ...

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

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

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Practical financial goals outweigh dream goals for many: poll

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

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

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

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SNC-Lavalin Affair and the Public Perception

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

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Poll shows little change among voters but bad news for Trudeau

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

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Ethics Commissioner report had little effect on voter preference: poll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Canadians proud of role in space

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

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Canadians remember Neil Armstrong

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

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

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

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

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

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Almost 60 per cent call Ford government corrupt in new poll

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

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How asylum seekers and resettled refugees come to Canada

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Liberals make gains but Conservatives still lead in recent poll

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

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Majority of Canadians against accepting more refugees, poll suggests

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Early release of party platforms a sign of the changing times

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

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Early release of party platforms a sign of the changing times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Eat Together Day aims to connect Canadians through sharing a meal

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

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TOWHEY: New poll leaves Ford with question

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

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Ford's approval rating among the lowest of Canadian premiers

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

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Federal Conservatives’ worries about Doug Ford’s unpopularity intensify

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

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

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

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

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

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Stop the Eyescuses and Book an Eye Exam

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Retail: The Key to Building Cannabis Brands

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

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

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

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

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

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