Category Archives: Policy

Majority opinion at odds with Trudeau over refugees, air strikes

A clear majority of Canadians disagree (60%) with the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to settle 25,000 refugees in Canada before the end of the year and more than two thirds (68%) support the use of Canadian Forces CF-18 fighter

Majority of Canadians oppose Trudeau’s Syrian refugee resettlement plan

A slim majority (54%) of Canadians oppose Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s refugee resettlement plan while 42% support it, according to a new poll. The latest public opinion poll from the Angus Reid Institute conducted three days after the terrorist attacks

In wealthy Canada, hunger is rapidly growing: food bank report

More than 850,000 Canadians rely on food banks each month to put food on the table − a figure that has gone up by 26% since 2008, according to the 2015 Hunger Count report released by Food Banks Canada today.

Thousands to converge on Ottawa for a 100% clean economy by 2050

Thousands of Canadians are to converge on Parliament Hill urging the new Liberal government to take strong action on climate change and transition Canada to a 100% clean renewable economy by 2050, a diverse civil society coalition announced today. “A

Harper’s policies making prison inmates more violent, society less safe, correctional officers tell voters

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is deceiving the public about being tough on crime, according to the union representing Canadian correctional officers who claim that the Conservative government’s budget cuts to inmate training programs are making penitentiaries more violent for the

Government to allow 230,000 LMIA-exempt TFWs to come to Canada under IMP annually

The government plans to allow 230,000 temporary foreign workers (TFWs) to enter Canada annually under the International Mobility Program(IMP), which allows employers to bring in workers from abroad without proving the need for imported labour, according to a Gazette notification

Immigrants arrive healthier than Canadians but get less healthy over time

New immigrants have a significantly better health profile than the general population as the screening process for immigrants to Canada tends to select candidates in good health, but their health advantage diminishes over time, according to  a team of researchers