August 27, 2018 - The PetSmart 2018 Canadian National Dog and Cat Owners Poll holds unique insights into the lives and attitudes of Canadian Dog and Cat owners and, in particular, puts in perspective what both of these owner types would do with their beloved pets if they could find more time to hang out with them (or, of course, vice versa). What’s fascinating is not just the comparative choices that Dog and Cat owners make and their admissions but the socio-demographic and geographic cross tabulations. Here’s a sample: • 44% of cat owners would prefer to stay in a luxury hotel for the weekend versus just 30% of dog owners; 10% of cat owners would prefer to address their pet up in a costume and go to a pet-person party compared to 5% of dog owners.
July 9, 2018 — Most (70%) Canadians don’t believe the Federal government has a clear plan involving thousands of individuals who make an asylum claim following an irregular entry through unofficial entry points—such as simply walking over the border into Canada from the United States at a non-official crossing point—and a majority (58%) don’t believe the Federal government has handled the situation well—according to a new national public opinion survey undertaken by DART Insight.
June 30, 2018 — A new poll of over 5,300 Canadians released by DART Insight on the eve of Canada’s 151’st Birthday finds that women are most likely to wrap themselves in the Canadian flag versus their male counterparts on questions ranging from how proud they are of Canada, recognition of a unique Canadian value system in the world, how that cooperative Confederation is strong and how likely they are, if given the choice, to stay in Canada rather than move south of the border to live in the United States.
While the federal government (and the Canadian Senate) moved quickly this past week to pass legislation that proclaimed legal marijuana would come to Canada on October 17, 2018, a majority (55%) of Canadians surveyed just days before the House rose for the summer break indicate they’d like to see the introduction of marijuana delayed for up to one year.
Rating the Premiers: Saskatchewan’s Scott Moe (56%) Emerges with Highest Approval, Ontario’s Doug Ford Makes an Entry (40%) and Newfoundland and Labrador’s Ball Tumbles Downward (32%)
Canadians Believe in Equal Application in Packaging Standards for Marijuana and Tobacco Cigarette’s, Choose Branded Packages Over Generic Packaging Citing Concern for Rise in Criminal Counterfeiting
National Survey Broaches Issues of Paying for Care When Needed, Family Impact and Social Isolationism
Despite Leadership Contest Tumult, Preference is for Ontario PC’s (44%) to Govern, NDP (24%), Liberal Party (19%), “Other” (13%)
With poll results like this, it should already be over in Toronto for Premier Kathleen Wynne and her Liberal Party, just nine months out before election day in June 2018.