Andrew Parkin is the executive director of the Environics Institute for Survey Research.


A country evenly divided on gay marriage

In August, during what is normally a slow news period, many Canadians were shaken from their hammocks as the federal government announced that it would not appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision on same-sex …

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À quel point sommes-nous divisés au Canada?

(Cet article a été traduit de l'anglais.) Les différences politiques au sein du Canada sur des questions allant de l’énergie et l’environnement à l’immigration et à la meilleure façon de créer des emplois donnent parfois l’impression que …

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Defining an appropriate federal role in education

Canada's economic recovery, competitiveness internationally and quality of life are all tied to our performance in education. It is perfectly understandable, therefore, that political leaders feel they should have something to say about how they plan …

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Is there an urban-rural divide in Canada?

With Canada’s population increasingly concentrated in a small number of large metropolitan areas, the question often arises: do the values, interests and concerns of citizens in cities differ from those of their counterparts living in …

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The Confederation of Tomorrow

When it comes to how Canadians feel about federalism, it turns out there aren’t easy answers. Some provinces and territories are feeling shortchanged while their neighbours are satisfied; our identities are growing even more layered; …

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