National Press Releases & Articles


One tenth of small businesses used as tax shelters

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3-in-10 have small businesses (29%), and these are slightly more likely to be what is termed a micro-business (one to four employees - 17%), than “small” small businesses (five to 99 employees - 12%).

Conservatives, Liberals tie, NDP falls back

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Exactly equal proportions, about 3-in-10, will vote either for the Conservatives or the Liberals in the upcoming election (31% each).

Dead heat in Etobicoke Centre

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About 4-in-10, will vote for the Conservative incumbent, Ted Opitz (42%), and the man he best in 2011, Liberal Borys Wrzsenewskyj (43%).

Liberals lead in Etobicoke-Lakeshore

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More than 4-in-10 will vote for the Liberal candidate, James Maloney (41%) while one third will support the Conservative incumbent, Bernard Trottier (33%).

Two thirds approve decision not to bid on Olympics

| Filed under: National, Toronto

Fully two thirds approve of Mayor Tory’s decision not to bid on the Olympics (66%), and this is equally common in the city of Toronto (69%) and in the surrounding regions (65%).

Winner of Thursday’s debate; none of the above

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More than half saw or heard something of the debate (56%), and among these, the clear winner was “none of them” (30%), followed by a tie between Stephen Harper (23%) and Justin Trudeau (22%).

Support for Bill C-51 split evenly

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4-in-10 support Bill C-51, the new anti-terror legislation (41%) while just fewer oppose the bill (37%).

Federal NDP falters, Conservatives take lead

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Close to one third will vote Conservative in the coming federal election (32%), compared to 3-in-10 who will vote NDP (30%) and just fewer who will vote Liberal (28%).

Majority say Economic Action Plan a failure

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More than half disagree the government’s Economic Action Plan was successful (52%) while fewer than a quarter agree it was (23%).

NDP maintains strong lead

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NDP maintains its lead of well more than a third of voters (36% this week and last), while the Liberals (29%) and Conservatives (28%) are tied in second place.