National Newswatch

As NAFTA negotiations turn tense, Canadians look beyond U.S. and across the Atlantic for future trade

Sep 7 2017 — — As negotiators for Canada, the United States, and Mexico revealed this week they’ve made little progress on revising the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the latest public opinion survey from the Angus Reid Institute finds Canadians increasingly looking to partners other than the U.S. to safeguard international trade. In the last seven months, as […]

Most Canadians approve of nomination of Julie Payette to be Governor General

Aug 25 2017 — — Canada’s next Governor General boasts an impressive background: An astronaut, she was the first Canadian woman to board the International Space Station. She speaks six languages, and has been awarded the Order of Canada and the National Order of Quebec. Since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau nominated Julie Payette to be the official representative of Canada’s […]

Premiers’ Performance: Ball and Wynne bounce, Wall and Pallister slide

Jun 21 2017 — — Canadians appear increasingly underwhelmed by the performances of their provincial premiers. While some are taking steps back from alarmingly low approval levels, others find themselves sliding into previously unknown territory. The rest find their fortunes largely unchanged over the last quarter. It should be noted that five premiers post higher approval than last quarter in […]

Premier Brad Wall faces budget fallout, but his party leads over opposition

Jun 19 2017 — — Brad Wall has referred to the past few months the most difficult of his career: declining resource revenues have led his government to pursue an unpopular austerity program in search of a balanced budget – reportedly expected three years down the road. The pain has been palpable. While the yearly deficit has been cut from […]

Clark, Horgan in statistical tie on question of who would make best premier

Apr 12 2017 — — The earliest days of the 2017 provincial election campaign in British Columbia are revealing a political landscape in which the incumbent faces a steep climb back into the good favour of the electorate, and in which the challenger must define himself before he is defined by others. And as the BC Liberals and New Democrats […]

Canadians prioritize border security over aid to those crossing illegally

Apr 10 2017 — — Will the slow-but-steady stream of asylum-seekers crossing the border illegally grow into a roaring flood this summer? Canadian officials have downplayed this possibility, but a new public opinion poll from the Angus Reid Institute finds a substantial portion of the Canadian public anticipating such a surge, and worried about the potential security risks that might […]