Social Issues Press Releases & Articles


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%).

One half approve of Mideast mission reset

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

One half approve of the change in Canada’s mission in the Mideast from bombing to training foreign fighters (48%).

One half approve of 3 years of deficit spending

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

Close to one half approve of the Liberal government’s original plan to go into deficit for three years before balancing the budget in the final year of their mandate (48%).

Strong majority favour assisted dying ruling

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

As many as 7-in-10 approve of the Supreme Court ruling making assisted dying legal (70%).

Sharp increase in those favouring minimum income

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

More than a third favour the introduction of a guaranteed annual minimum income to replace other state supports like social assistance, unemployment and pensions (36%).

Majority approve of legal marijuana

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

Close to 6-in-10 approve of legalized marijuana or cannabis (56%) and this is similar to national rates of approval noted recently (November 4, national sample - 59%).

One fifth use marijuana now

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

One fifth have used marijuana or cannabis in the past year (19%) and one quarter will use it in the future once it is legal (24%).