Social Issues Press Releases & Articles


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%).

One quarter have had flu shot, one third to get it

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

One quarter had already received a flu shot (25%) and one third were planning to get one (33%).

Majority approve of legalized, regulated, taxed cannabis

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

The majority, close to 6-in-10, approve of the Liberal government's promise to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana (59%).