Social Issues Press Releases & Articles


One half support Ontario’s doctors in fee dispute

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

One half support Ontario’s doctors in their fee dispute with the provincial government (49%).

Two thirds approve of marijuana dispensaries in Vancouver

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

Two thirds say marijuana dispensaries should be allowed to operate in the city (64%), while just more than a quarter think they shouldn’t be allowed (28%)

Plurality approves of single game betting

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

The plurality, close to 4-in-10, approve of single game betting (as opposed to three game betting allowed now - 37%).

Plurality approves of basic income

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

The plurality, 4-in-10, approves of an Ontario basic income to replace social assistance and other provincial support payments (41%).

Canadians pessimistic about economy, concerned about financial security

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

Fewer than one quarter expect the economy to improve this year (24%), while the plurality, one third, expect it to get worse (33%).

Majority approve of “grow your own” ruling

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

Well more than half approve of the federal court ruling which struck down the prohibition against medical marijuana users from growing their own (56%).

Majority approve of all three controversial pipelines

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

More than half approved of all three contentious proposed Canadian crude oil pipelines.

Majority continue to oppose public funding for Catholic schools

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

More than half disagreed that Catholic schools should continue to receive public funding (52%).

Close to half approve of Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

Close to half approve of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP), intended for introduction in 2018, as a supplement to the Canada Pension Plan or CPP (44%).

Uber ridership up since last year

| Filed under: Toronto, Social Issues

3-in-10 have ever used the Uber ride sharing app (30%).