National Newswatch

Meng and the Michaels: Most support PM’s refusal to swap Huawei executive for imprisoned Canadians

Jun 29 2020 — — Across political spectrum, two-thirds agree Meng situation be left to courts, disagree with intervention. As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rebuffs calls to intervene in the extradition case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in order to secure the release from China of detained Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, a majority of Canadians support his stance. […]

Federal Politics: Liberal Party holds six-point lead over CPC in vote intention

Jun 1 2020 — — Support for Liberals grows as assessment of how government has handled COVID-19 remains high. As Canadian communities begin to resume many day-to-day activities suspended by the COVID-19 outbreak, a new study from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds two-thirds of Canadians (67%) saying the federal government has done a good job over the past months […]

Canadian opinions of China reach new low

May 13 2020 — — 85% of Canadians say Chinese government has not been honest or transparent about pandemic. The latest study from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds Canadian favourability towards China at a new low. Indeed, just 14 per cent of adults in this country now say they have a positive opinion of China, a level half as […]

Provincial Spotlight: A cross-country breakdown of what issues matter most and government performance ratings

Mar 13 2020 — — A planned meeting between the Prime Minister and First Ministers from around the country has been cancelled following news that the Justin Trudeau would be self-quarantining. This, after his wife Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau began to exhibit flu-like symptoms, later confirmed to be the coronavirus. And while Canadian leaders will need to wait to discuss key issues […]