National Newswatch

Manitoba Election: Kinew and NDP hold six-point advantage at midway mark of campaign

Sep 20 2023 — — Halfway through Manitoba’s provincial election campaign, Manitobans will have a chance to see three party leaders square off in a televised leadership debate Thursday. As the leaders make their final debate preparations, new data from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds the Manitoba NDP holding a six-point advantage over the incumbent Progressive Conservative party, as […]

Canada and the Culture Wars: In the first of a multi-part series, Canadians weigh in on the nation’s divided discourse

Sep 11 2023 — — It’s a familiar refrain these days: Canadians are having a harder time talking to each other. A multitude of factors have contributed to what is a perceived increase in polarization between different groups, generations, and political spheres in this country, and alongside this, an increase in often intense conversations with friends, family, and other Canadians. […]

Cruel Summer: Trudeau’s Liberals trail opposition CPC by seven points at midway mark of federal election cycle

Aug 14 2023 — — Trudeau maintains personal appeal advantage over Poilievre; 39% approve of PM’s performance. A challenging summer for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau personally, as he and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, announced they would be separating, is becoming a challenging summer politically. A new study from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds Trudeau’s Liberal Party behind the […]

Federal Politics: Trudeau’s approval slides among NDP, Liberal voters

Jun 19 2023 — — The Liberal-NDP confidence-and-supply agreement has been successful in keeping the Liberal minority government in power – and Canadians away from ballot boxes for now – but the reviews are mixed if it is helping the government get things done. New data from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds Canadians lean slightly towards believing the government […]

Premiers’ Performance: Smith approval static after election win, Stefanson struggles ahead of October contest

Jun 7 2023 — — Manitoba premier’s approval remains at one-quarter for sixth consecutive quarter. As wildfires ravage the country from coast to coast, the crises in communities are manifold. Emergency responses must be marshalled. Firefighting efforts need to be coordinated. Residents forced from their homes need shelter. Most of these responsibilities rest on the shoulders of provincial governments where […]

Election Interference: Canadians tilt towards calling for a public inquiry; majority call government response ‘evasive’

May 26 2023 — — David Johnston’s decision not to call a public inquiry into what the Trudeau government knew and how it reacted to attempted election interference by the Beijing regime caught many political watchers by surprise. New data from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds Canadians leaning towards the view that the “special rapporteur” erred in judgment. A […]

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