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Abacus Data Poll: Liberals trail Conservatives by 20 as Public Mood Sours

Abacus Data Poll: Liberals trail Conservatives by 20 as Public Mood Sours

From July 4 to 9, 2024 Aba­cus Data con­duct­ed a nation­al sur­vey of 1,989 Cana­di­an adults explor­ing sev­er­al top­ics relat­ed to Cana­di­an pol­i­tics and cur­rent events as part of our reg­u­lar nation­al omnibus sur­veys. In this…

Public safety minister convenes top security officials, assures increased vigilance after attack on Trump

Public safety minister convenes top security officials, assures increased vigilance after attack on Trump

Pub­lic Safe­ty Min­is­ter Dominic LeBlanc says top Cana­di­an secu­ri­ty offi­cials have…

Justin Trudeau is reckoning with the decision of his political life. Here’s why few know what he will do

Justin Trudeau is reckoning with the decision of his political life. Here’s why few know what he will do

This is a moment of reck­on­ing for Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau. The ques­tion…

Bomb-making materials found in vehicle and home of Trump rally shooting suspect

    Bomb-making materials found in vehicle and home of Trump rally shooting suspect

    On the heels of an appar­ent attempt to kill him, for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump…

    Trudeau 'sickened' by shooting at Trump during rally as Canadian leaders react

    Trudeau 'sickened' by shooting at Trump during rally as Canadian leaders react

    Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau and oth­er Cana­di­an polit­i­cal lead­ers issued…

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    Liberals trail Conservatives by 20 as Public Mood Sours

    Liberals trail Conservatives by 20 as Public Mood Sours

    From July 4 to 9, 2024 Aba­cus Data con­duct­ed a nation­al sur­vey of 1,989…

    Canadians are divided on how to fund NATO defense spending target

    Canadians are divided on how to fund NATO defense spending target

    Cana­di­ans are divid­ed on how to fund NATO defense spend­ing tar­get with 26% who think…



    Opinion

    The attempt on Trump's life has made his re-election all but inevitable

    The attempt on Trump's life has made his re-election all but inevitable

    Pre­sump­tive Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Don­ald Trump looks to be OK after…

    Donald Trump leaves the stage bleeding as a violent nation looks set to explode

    Donald Trump leaves the stage bleeding as a violent nation looks set to explode

    They shoot pres­i­dents in Amer­i­ca, don’t they? And for­mer pres­i­dents. And…

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    Trump rally shooting flings U.S. to perilous juncture: What path will it take?

    Trump rally shooting flings U.S. to perilous juncture: What path will it take?

    Amer­i­can his­to­ry is repeat­ing itself in a most macabre way. If every­thing…

    Trump rally shooter identified as 20-year-old Pennsylvania man

      Trump rally shooter identified as 20-year-old Pennsylvania man

      Law enforce­ment author­i­ties have iden­ti­fied the man who made an assas­si­na­tion…

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      Freeland in freefall: Trudeau's desperate attempt to save himself and clip the wings of his challengers

      Freeland in freefall: Trudeau's desperate attempt to save himself and clip the wings of his challengers

      Cana­di­ans woke up to reports from top reporter Robert Fife that Prime Min­is­ter Justin…



      Opinion (Continued)

      Trudeau Liberals just playing for time

      Trudeau Liberals just playing for time

      In an inter­view with Bloomberg News in which Finance Min­is­ter Chrys­tia Free­land…

      What’s gone wrong with Elizabeth May’s Green Party? Almost everything

      What’s gone wrong with Elizabeth May’s Green Party? Almost everything

      It should be the Green Party’s moment. Abnor­mal extreme heat waves are affect­ing large…

      World of difference between the woes of Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau

      World of difference between the woes of Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau

      A recent spate of com­men­tary is draw­ing par­al­lels between Cana­di­an rum­blings for…

      What Trudeau and Biden Don’t Seem to Understand

      What Trudeau and Biden Don’t Seem to Understand

      ALMOST EVERY DAY, I hear some­one talk about how ter­ri­ble things are right now.…

      The French just united against the right. Here’s how Canadians could, too

      The French just united against the right. Here’s how Canadians could, too

      Here’s a uni­fy­ing thought for a polit­i­cal­ly divid­ed Cana­da: Take…

      It’s Time for Corporate Canada to Take Action on Antisemitism

      It’s Time for Corporate Canada to Take Action on Antisemitism

      In a recent op ed in The Globe and Mail, Uni­ver­si­ty of Ottawa law pro­fes­sor…

      Canada's weak defence spending is losing us friends globally

      Canada's weak defence spending is losing us friends globally

      We all have a friend like Cana­da. You know, the friend who insists on going out to…

      A cunning plan to leave the Finance Minister dangling by a thread

      A cunning plan to leave the Finance Minister dangling by a thread

      Uh-oh. The Prime Min­is­ter says he has full con­fi­dence in his finance min­is­ter.…

      Why the Liberals can’t simply ‘rebrand’ once Trudeau steps down

      Why the Liberals can’t simply ‘rebrand’ once Trudeau steps down

      As calls for Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau to step down grow loud­er, inevitably, talk…

      Canadians must face a difficult truth: Our military needs to prepare for war

      Canadians must face a difficult truth: Our military needs to prepare for war

      Canada’s plan to buy 12 new sub­marines, announced dur­ing the recent North Atlantic…



      Trump’s first term was a warning for Canada. We didn’t heed it

      Trump’s first term was a warning for Canada. We didn’t heed it

      The U.S. pres­i­den­tial debate between Don­ald Trump and Joe Biden last month was…

      Mr. Trudeau isn’t going anywhere – he made sure of that long ago

      Mr. Trudeau isn’t going anywhere – he made sure of that long ago

      While the debate around the future of U.S. Pres­i­dent Joe Biden remains…

      Poilievre isn't scary, he thinks reality is 'bloody terrifying'

      Poilievre isn't scary, he thinks reality is 'bloody terrifying'

      Pierre Poilievre says there are those already try­ing to paint him as one scary dude.…

      Joe Biden won’t concede, but neither will his critics. Something has to give

      Joe Biden won’t concede, but neither will his critics. Something has to give

      “But those behind cried ​‘For­ward!’ And those before cried ​‘Back!’ ” — Macaulay Joe…

      Poilievre’s picture of Canada’s future looks a lot like the Calgary Stampede

      Poilievre’s picture of Canada’s future looks a lot like the Calgary Stampede

      I vis­it­ed Cal­gary last week for the start of the great­est out­door show on earth — a…

      How the Liberals accidentally triggered an avoidable, nightmarish WestJet strike

      How the Liberals accidentally triggered an avoidable, nightmarish WestJet strike

      It was O’Regan’s order to enter bind­ing arbi­tra­tion that stopped the col­lec­tive…

      Dear Katie Telford: It’s time to go

      Dear Katie Telford: It’s time to go

      Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau has been told by Lib­er­al MPs that some of his key…

      Poilievre says he's a normal guy, the Liberal-NDP are lunatics

      Poilievre says he's a normal guy, the Liberal-NDP are lunatics

      It takes mere sec­onds to real­ize the man is dead seri­ous. When he says the coun­try is…

      From NIMBY to YIMBY: How localized real estate investment trusts can help address Canada’s housing crisis

      From NIMBY to YIMBY: How localized real estate investment trusts can help address Canada’s housing crisis

      The hous­ing cri­sis in Cana­da has reached a crit­i­cal junc­ture. With ris­ing…

      Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t at Stampede, but everyone else is

      Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t at Stampede, but everyone else is

      There is a tri­umphant mood in this burst­ing-at-the-seams Stam­pede city. The…



      Snap out of it: hair-trigger elections won’t save you

      Snap out of it: hair-trigger elections won’t save you

      Strat­e­gy can’t out­play the public’s deeply entrenched, times-up tem­pera­ment. The…

      The Fall of François Legault

      The Fall of François Legault

      IN JUNE, a Que­bec poll from Pal­las Data mea­sured the favoura­bil­i­ty of four…

      Why cleaning up Canada’s building industry could be a big win for the economy and climate

      Why cleaning up Canada’s building industry could be a big win for the economy and climate

      It should be an envi­ron­men­tal and eco­nom­ic win-win for Cana­da. Build net-zero…

      Poilievre tries on the prime minister’s boots at Stampede

      Poilievre tries on the prime minister’s boots at Stampede

      He seems increas­ing­ly to be turn­ing his mind to what he might do as the country’s next…

      First-past-the-post is not the defence against extremists we think it is

      First-past-the-post is not the defence against extremists we think it is

      The head­lines were pret­ty much unan­i­mous after last week’s elec­tion in Britain.…

      It’s ‘obvious’ Justin Trudeau should step down, Elizabeth May says — so why won’t she listen to her own critics?

      It’s ‘obvious’ Justin Trudeau should step down, Elizabeth May says — so why won’t she listen to her own critics?

      Green Par­ty Leader Eliz­a­beth May says it’s ​“obvi­ous” Justin Trudeau should ​“pass…

      Choosing the Next President: How AI Could Tip the Balance in Battleground States
      Prince William's Disregard for Canada: A Tale of Two Sons

      Prince William's Disregard for Canada: A Tale of Two Sons

      Last Fri­day night marked an unfor­get­table mile­stone in Canada’s men’s soc­cer…

      It’s time. Justin Trudeau must go

      It’s time. Justin Trudeau must go

      The stun­ning Con­ser­v­a­tive by-elec­tion win in Toron­to-St. Paul’s last month has…

      Trudeau taking the heat from NATO allies for cheaping out on defence spending

      Trudeau taking the heat from NATO allies for cheaping out on defence spending

      Cana­da is a cheap­skate. We’re that friend who always ​“for­gets” their wal­let…

      Striking LCBO workers are making Doug Ford’s case for him

      Striking LCBO workers are making Doug Ford’s case for him

      The very first gov­ern­ment-run liquor stores opened in Ontario near­ly 100 years…

      Charting a New Course for Canadian Prosperity
      Canada’s Emergency Shelters Are Failing

      Canada’s Emergency Shelters Are Failing

      ONE JANUARY NIGHT IN 2022, Myran­da Tizya-Char­lie and Cas­san­dra Warville entered…

      News (Continued)

      Denturists, dental hygienists, assistants back dental care plan despite dentists' criticisms

      Denturists, dental hygienists, assistants back dental care plan despite dentists' criticisms

      A group of oral health-care providers have band­ed togeth­er against what they call…

      Who’s that guy? Pierre Poilievre may not be recognizable to some Canadians, but a lot of them still want to vote for him

      Who’s that guy? Pierre Poilievre may not be recognizable to some Canadians, but a lot of them still want to vote for him

      About a third of Cana­di­ans can’t put a name to Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre…

      Canada Said to Have Mapped Out Secret Chinese Police Operations

      Canada Said to Have Mapped Out Secret Chinese Police Operations

      Cana­da has done a detailed map­ping of what it says are covert Chi­nese police…

      Blair defends the slow pace of Canada's defence spending, says some allies have it easier

      Blair defends the slow pace of Canada's defence spending, says some allies have it easier

      Reach­ing NATO’s defence spend­ing bench­mark isn’t about show­ing up at your local…



      Canadian government buys new condo for consul general in New York

      Canadian government buys new condo for consul general in New York

      Glob­al Affairs Cana­da (GAC) told CBC News Fri­day that it recent­ly pur­chased…

      Canada’s Finance Minister Rejects Claim She’s In Conflict With Trudeau

      Canada’s Finance Minister Rejects Claim She’s In Conflict With Trudeau

      Cana­di­an Finance Min­is­ter Chrys­tia Free­land denied that there’s grow­ing fric­tion…

      Federal Tory leader blasts Montreal mayor's approach to addictions, homelessness

      Federal Tory leader blasts Montreal mayor's approach to addictions, homelessness

      Fed­er­al Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre is attack­ing the Mon­tréal may­or’s…

      Canada's NATO defence spending pledge amounts to $60 billion a year by 2032: minister

      Canada's NATO defence spending pledge amounts to $60 billion a year by 2032: minister

      Defence Min­is­ter Bill Blair is defend­ing Canada’s spend­ing promise at the NATO…

      A fight over leadership and a party in turmoil: Behind scenes of Jonathan Pedneault’s resignation from the Green Party

      A fight over leadership and a party in turmoil: Behind scenes of Jonathan Pedneault’s resignation from the Green Party

      After more than a decade of work­ing in con­flict zones, dodg­ing bul­lets and…

      Former U.S. ambassador to Canada says Americans aren't 'convinced' Biden can beat Trump

      Former U.S. ambassador to Canada says Americans aren't 'convinced' Biden can beat Trump

      A for­mer U.S. ambas­sador to Cana­da says Amer­i­cans are ​“not con­vinced” that…

      Poilievre says Trudeau a 'human pinata' at NATO, still won't commit to spending goal

      Poilievre says Trudeau a 'human pinata' at NATO, still won't commit to spending goal

      Pierre Poilievre says NATO allies treat­ed Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau like…

      Conservatives would scale back supervised drug consumption sites, Poilievre says

      Conservatives would scale back supervised drug consumption sites, Poilievre says

      Super­vised con­sump­tion sites are just ​“drug dens” that a future Con­ser­v­a­tive…

      Inside the RCMP’s national training academy, where its newest recruits prepare for the job

      Inside the RCMP’s national training academy, where its newest recruits prepare for the job

      Part­way through the RCMP train­ing pro­gram, there’s a class that cov­ers…



      More than half of recent Senate appointments have ties to Liberal Party

      More than half of recent Senate appointments have ties to Liberal Party

      Despite Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau’s promise to rid the Sen­ate of par­ti­san­ship…

      Pierre Poilievre sharply criticized after speech to First Nations: ‘You have a lot of education to do’

      Pierre Poilievre sharply criticized after speech to First Nations: ‘You have a lot of education to do’

      Some First Nations lead­ers sharply chas­tised Pierre Poilievre on Thurs­day after they…

      Trudeau, Singh no-shows at Calgary Stampede where Poilievre rails against their ‘woke’ agenda

      Trudeau, Singh no-shows at Calgary Stampede where Poilievre rails against their ‘woke’ agenda

      As the only fed­er­al leader attend­ing this year’s Cal­gary Stam­pede, Con­ser­v­a­tive…

      Trudeau says he’s trying to recruit Carney, but did not say if it’s to replace Freeland as finance minister

      Trudeau says he’s trying to recruit Carney, but did not say if it’s to replace Freeland as finance minister

      Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau says he has been try­ing for years to recruit for­mer…

      Canada commits an extra $500M in military assistance as NATO rallies around Ukraine

      Canada commits an extra $500M in military assistance as NATO rallies around Ukraine

      Cana­da plans to com­mit an addi­tion­al $500 mil­lion in mil­i­tary assis­tance to…

      Justin Trudeau says he has ‘full confidence’ in Chrystia Freeland after report says his senior advisers are questioning her effectiveness

      Justin Trudeau says he has ‘full confidence’ in Chrystia Freeland after report says his senior advisers are questioning her effectiveness

      Justin Trudeau has ​“full con­fi­dence” in his long-time polit­i­cal lieu­tenant,…

      Poilievre promises less interference, more economic control in speech to Assembly of First Nations

      Poilievre promises less interference, more economic control in speech to Assembly of First Nations

      Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre made his first in-per­son speech to the…

      Calling all politicos: Next Campaign Summit to feature speakers on electoral tech and tactics

      Calling all politicos: Next Campaign Summit to feature speakers on electoral tech and tactics

      In two months, the Cana­di­an polit­i­cal world will con­gre­gate in Toron­to for the…

      Canada says it expects to spend 2% of GDP on defence by 2032, but no specific details provided

      Canada says it expects to spend 2% of GDP on defence by 2032, but no specific details provided

      Cana­da says it expects to reach its NATO com­mit­ment to spend two per cent of its GDP…

      The Race Next Door: “A heartbeat away”.

      The Race Next Door: “A heartbeat away”.

      In 1892, Thomas Reed (who went on to be Speak­er of the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives)…

      Canada, U.S. and Finland form pact to build icebreakers for Arctic

      Canada, U.S. and Finland form pact to build icebreakers for Arctic

      The Unit­ed States, Cana­da and Fin­land have entered into a tri­lat­er­al pact to…

      Mick Jagger booed after Stones singer says he 'loves' Justin Trudeau

      Mick Jagger booed after Stones singer says he 'loves' Justin Trudeau

      ‘We love your Mr. Trudeau. I mean, his family’s always been such big fans of…

      PMO eyes Carney as next finance minister as tension rises with Freeland, sources say

      PMO eyes Carney as next finance minister as tension rises with Freeland, sources say

      Senior offi­cials in Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau’s office are con­cerned that Finance…

      The results are in: June’s rate cut didn’t revive Canada’s housing market

      The results are in: June’s rate cut didn’t revive Canada’s housing market

      Fresh home sales data has final­ly answered the ques­tion for real estate watch­ers: The…

      U of T encampment court ruling could affect future campus protests, experts say

      U of T encampment court ruling could affect future campus protests, experts say

      A pro-Pales­tin­ian protest encamp­ment that stood for weeks at the heart of the…

      Pierre Poilievre to focus on economic reconciliation in speech at AFN meeting

      Pierre Poilievre to focus on economic reconciliation in speech at AFN meeting

      Con­ser­v­a­tive Leader Pierre Poilievre will under­score the impor­tance of eco­nom­ic…

      Conrad Black, who battled Chrétien over British peerage, removed from U.K. House of Lords

      Conrad Black, who battled Chrétien over British peerage, removed from U.K. House of Lords

      For­mer media baron Con­rad Black, who famous­ly tried to sue then-Prime Min­is­ter Jean…

      Longtime Liberal MP representing Northwest Territories not seeking re-election

      Longtime Liberal MP representing Northwest Territories not seeking re-election

      OTTAWA — Lib­er­al MP Michael McLeod says he has made the ​“bit­ter­sweet” deci­sion to…

      Canada confirms plan to replace submarine fleet at NATO summit

      Canada confirms plan to replace submarine fleet at NATO summit

      Cana­da def­i­nite­ly plans to move for­ward with the pur­chase of new sub­marines, the…

      Canada to announce plan to reach NATO target, spend 2% of GDP on defence: sources

      Canada to announce plan to reach NATO target, spend 2% of GDP on defence: sources

      After fac­ing months of pres­sure, senior gov­ern­ment sources tell CTV News that Cana­da…

      US Poli

      Nikki Haley, Trump's former primary rival, will now speak Tuesday at the Republican convention

      Nikki Haley, Trump's former primary rival, will now speak Tuesday at the Republican convention

      MILWAUKEE (AP) — For­mer U.N. Ambas­sador Nik­ki Haley will speak Tues­day at the…

      The Secret Service is investigating how a gunman who shot and injured Trump was able to get so close

      The Secret Service is investigating how a gunman who shot and injured Trump was able to get so close

      The U.S. Secret Ser­vice is inves­ti­gat­ing how a gun­man armed with an AR-style…

      Condemnation of Trump rally shooting crosses party lines, and blame game and calls for probe begin

      Condemnation of Trump rally shooting crosses party lines, and blame game and calls for probe begin

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Repub­li­can and Demo­c­ra­t­ic lead­ers, as well as some…

      Biden says 'everybody must condemn' attack on Trump and later speaks with ex-president

      Biden says 'everybody must condemn' attack on Trump and later speaks with ex-president

      REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — Pres­i­dent Joe Biden said Sat­ur­day that ​“every­body must…

      The Context

      The Context: Natural Health Products in Canada

        The Context: Natural Health Products in Canada

        The Con­text host Annette Goern­er sits down with Aaron Skel­ton, Pres­i­dent and CEO of…

        The Context: The state of critical work in Canada

          The Context: The state of critical work in Canada

          The Con­text host Annette Goern­er sits down with Der­rick Hynes, Pres­i­dent of…

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          Governor says man killed at Trump rally 'died a hero' and Biden orders review of security at event
          Bomb-making materials found in vehicle and home of Trump rally shooting suspect

            Bomb-making materials found in vehicle and home of Trump rally shooting suspect

            On the heels of an appar­ent attempt to kill him, for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump…

            Trump rally shooter identified as 20-year-old Pennsylvania man

              Trump rally shooter identified as 20-year-old Pennsylvania man

              Law enforce­ment author­i­ties have iden­ti­fied the man who made an assas­si­na­tion…

              Sale of US Steel kicks up a political storm, but Pittsburgh isn't Steeltown USA anymore

              Sale of US Steel kicks up a political storm, but Pittsburgh isn't Steeltown USA anymore

              PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gen­er­a­tions of Pitts­burgh res­i­dents have worked at steel mills,…

              Carney: Household bills will fall with new tech

              Carney: Household bills will fall with new tech

              Green­er tech­nolo­gies will help dri­ve down house­hold bills by the end of the decade,…

              Think Tank

              Modi's Moscow Mission Contrasts with West’s Condemnation of Putin

              Modi's Moscow Mission Contrasts with West’s Condemnation of Putin

              Indi­an Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Mod­i’s vis­it to Rus­sia from July 8 – 9 cre­at­ed…

              Weapons of mass distraction – Curbing social media addiction and reclaiming the smartphone generation

              Weapons of mass distraction – Curbing social media addiction and reclaiming the smartphone generation

              Social psy­chol­o­gist Jonathan Haidt’s inter­na­tion­al best­seller, The Anx­ious…

              A New Fiscal Framework for British Columbia

              A New Fiscal Framework for British Columbia

              British Columbia’s provin­cial gov­ern­ment finances have dete­ri­o­rat­ed rapid­ly in…


              Substacks

              A collection of SubStack publishing within Canadian public affairs.

              A small step forward for transparency

              A small step forward for transparency

              In Canada’s doom-laden realm of free­dom of infor­ma­tion, where bad news is endem­ic,…

              Can progressives stop a right wing sweep of North America?

              Can progressives stop a right wing sweep of North America?

              The future looks pret­ty dire for pro­gres­sive vot­ers in the Unit­ed States and…

              Hubris and survival in the news industry

              Hubris and survival in the news industry

              A new oral his­to­ry of the Vil­lage Voice, the week­ly rag that goosed Amer­i­can…

              Podcasts

              Trump, NATO, and submarines, with Steve Saideman

                Trump, NATO, and submarines, with Steve Saideman

                Peter Maz­ereeuw talks with Stephen Saide­man, the direc­tor of the Cana­di­an Defence…

                Two Cheers for Democracy

                  Two Cheers for Democracy

                  Just as the pun­dits are writ­ing their epi­taphs for democ­ra­cy, two more…

                  Will Justin Trudeau take his own 'walk in the snow'?

                    Will Justin Trudeau take his own 'walk in the snow'?

                    A win­ter hike was the way his father, then prime Min­is­ter Pierre Trudeau, decid­ed he…

                    Has NATO outlived its purpose?

                      Has NATO outlived its purpose?

                      As the NATO sum­mit wraps up in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., this week, Cana­da has final­ly…