The Canadian Voter

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A new survey on the addition of an abortion-rights clause to 2018 Canada Summer Jobs applications shows Canadians are evenly divided over whether the requirement seems fair — but ultimately, a small majority support the decision to impose it anyway.

The Angus Reid Institute study shows a complicated response to the issue, with answers not neatly lining up with political parties or views on abortion. It also shows most Canadians haven’t been closely tuned in to the issue, with just 20 per cent saying they know a lot about it and 56 per cent saying this was the first time they’d even heard of it.

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Ontario’s voters of all stripes think little of carbon pricing schemes, say the results of a new poll released on Monday.

An Ipsos poll found most Ontarians consider the controversial emissions-reduction measure as little more than a tax grab — a sentiment shared by seven in 10 respondents.

While 85% of Conservative voters took a dim view of carbon taxes, the poll shows similar sentiments right across party lines — 72% NDP and 54% Liberal.

Eighty-three percent of decided Conservative voters felt carbon taxes unfairly punish commuters — feelings shared by 71% of NDP supporters and 52% of Liberals.

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