Business and Economy - 2011
November 28, 2011
 

Part 2: Canadian Competitiveness in a Globalized Era, Second of Two Parts on Globalization. Part One on Risks.

Making Canada Competitive in a Global Era Top Priorities-Transparent Government and Ending Interprovincial Trade Barriers Lowest Priority-Better Financial Services Sector

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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November 21, 2011
 

Part 1: Government Risk Aversion Priorities in a Globalized Era, First in a Two Part Series on Globalization; Second Part on Canadian Competitiveness Requirements

Global Financial Integration a Huge Risk; Risks from Supply Chain Integration Will Rectify Themselves

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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November 14, 2011
 

Part 2 of a Two Part Series on European Bailouts
The First Part, Appearing Last Week, Discussed the Desirability of Any Further Bailout

Will China, Saudi Arabia, or Russia Bail Out Europe and Should China's Aid Be Accepted

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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November 7, 2011
 

Part 1 of a Two Part Series on European Bailouts

Massive Skepticism about the Merit of More Bailout Money

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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October 31, 2011
 

Part 2: Investment Risk, Second of a Two Part Series on Housing

Canadian Housing Market Risk—Modest Probability of a Modest Downturn in Prices

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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October 24, 2011
 

Part 1: Investment Advice, First of Two Reports on Housing

Housing Investments-Flight to Canadian Safety, Not U.S.

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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October 17, 2011
 

Part 2 of a Two Part Series on Bank of Canada Governor - Carney's Regulatory Agenda and Performance

Basel-Based Financial Stability Board—Canada Would Benefit from Mark Carney Appointment; Harper Government Praised for Advancing His Chances

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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October 10, 2011
 

Part 1 of a Two Part Series on Bank of Canada Governor - Carney’s Regulatory Agenda and Performance

CEOs and Business Leaders Embrace Mark Carney’s International Regulatory Agenda and Score Highly His Performance as Bank of Canada Governor

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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October 3, 2011
 

Part 1 of Two Part Series on Energy: Ethical Oil

Top Reasons to Back Oil Sands:
North American Security, Oil Sands’ Environmental Progress, Saudi Lawfare against “Ethical Oil” Ad Campaign, and Saudi Funding of Extremist Schools, Not Saudi Mistreatment of Women

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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September 26, 2011
 

Part 2 of Two-Part Series on Energy

Support for New Nuclear, Strong Support for New Natural Gas, Divided Opinion about Solar

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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September 19, 2011
 

Part 2: COMPAS Business Panel on Job Strategy for Canada

Canadian Economy Requires Stable Leadership and Low Corporate Taxes, Not Significant Obama-Style Spending
Low Corporate Taxes, Stable Leadership, and Quality Labour Force Key to Canada’s Future

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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September 13, 2011
 

Part 1: Obama’s $ 450 Million Job Strategy and Keynes

Business Panelists Divided about Why Stock Market Plunged after Obamas $ 450 Million Job Plan Announced;
Emerging Belief that Keynesianism Can’t Work Because Spending Plans Arouse Fear of Future Taxes and Inflation

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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September 5, 2011
 

Part 2 of 2-Part Series on North America, the Fiscal Crunch, and Taxing the Wealthy
The U.S. and the Left-Right Fight over Taxing the Rich

The U.S. War over Taxing the Wealthy—Business Panel Sides with Both Left and Right
Business Panel Sides with Liberals in Favouring Higher Taxes on High Income Earners, While Also Siding with Conservatives in Favouring Removal of Loopholes and Lowering Tax Rates

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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August 30, 2011
 

Part 1 of 2-Part Series on North America, the Fiscal Crunch, and Taxing the Wealthy
Canada, Ontario, and What Needs to Be Done

Canada’s Miracle, Ontario’s Quandary
Harper, Chretien, OSFI, and the Banks
All Get Credit for the Canadian Miracle

Ontario Cant Raise Taxes and Needs to Worry;
Quebec-Style Private Medicine Part of the Solution

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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August 23, 2011
 

Part 2 of Two Part Series on U.S. Economy - Barriers to Recovery

Business Panelists Think about Economic Management Like Keynesians While Praising Harper and Condemning Obama

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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August 16, 2011
 

Part 1 of Two Part Series on U.S. Economy - the S & P Downgrade

S & P Downgrade of U.S. Debt -
Business Panels Says Well Founded Because of Delay in Raising Debt Ceiling and Probability of Increased Spending;
Downgrade Damaged U.S. Economic Situation But Second Downgrade Unlikely

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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August 9, 2011
 

Part 2 of Two Part Series on Social Media -
External Use by Organizations

Social Media - Huge, Essential Role in Protecting Organizations’ External Images

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Business and Finance
August 2, 2011
 

Part 1 of Two Part Series on Social Media -
Internal Organizational Use

Social Media - Important Even for Internal Communications But Organizations Are More Apt to Use their Own Systems Rather than Private Versions of Public Applications

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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July 25 2011
 

Part II of a Two Part Series on Economic Futures

Canada’s Future
Some Concern That Canada Will Become Less Attractive as Global Investors Discover Depth of Provincial Indebtedness
Main Solutions—More Usage Fees for All Government Services and Increased Permissions for Private Medicine

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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July 18, 2011
 

Part I of Two Part Series on Economic Futures

The United States - Low U.S. Investment in U.S. Economy
What’s the Main Cause - Obama - Congressional Impasse
Who’s Mainly at Fault - Previous High Spending Congresses

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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July 11, 2011
 

Greek Disease, Part 2 of Two Parts (Part 2 Focuses on Greece in Detail; Part 1 Compared U.S. and China)

Greece Now Likely to Leave Euro;
Bailouts Had No Prospect of Success—Goodwill Gestures;
Turmoil in Streets and Excessive Spending the Main Barriers to Recovery

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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July 4, 2011
 

Greek Disease, Part 1 of Two Parts (Part 2 to Focus on Greece in Detail)

China/US/UK Halfway between Canada and Greece
on the Road to Catching the Greek Disease;
US Illness Caused by Unsustainable Spending;
China Illness Caused by Graft, Corporate Fraud, and Bubble

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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June 27, 2011
 

Challenges of an Aging Workforce:
Technical Employees the Most Serious Dilemma;
In-house Training and Targeted Post-Secondary and Apprenticeship Programs the Main Solutions;
Special Roles for Business and Government

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
June 20, 2011
 

Investment Advice and Forecasting according to CEOs -
Canada’s Economy May Be Bottoming Out;
Now May Be Best Time to Invest;
Increased Confidence in Brazil as Place to Invest

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
June 13, 2011
 

Harper-Flaherty Budget Earns Very High Marks from CEOs and Business Leaders
Top Marks for Customs Tariff Simplifications, Ethics Monitoring of Charities, and New RESP Flexibility Panel Favours Even Lower Debt-to-GDP Ratio

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
June 6, 2011
 

Choosing a Successor to IMF’s Strauss-Kahn
Financial and Sexual Propriety the Key, Not Nationality
No Long-term Effect of Scandal on IMF Reputation

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Business and Finance
May 30, 2011
 

Tweet and Blog on Italian Cooking - A Blanket Warning against Employees Going Public on Any Topic with a Hint of Controversy

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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May 23, 2011
 

CEOs on Sale of TSX Icon:
Division of Opinion—Edge to Maple Leaf Group vs. LSE

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
May 16, 2011
 

Harper Program – Part II (Economy)
CEOs and Business Leaders Embrace Almost All Conservatives’ Programs for the Economy, Especially on Canada-U.S. Border Issues, But Are Divided on Loans to New Canadians for Skills Development

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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May 9, 2011
 

Harper Program – Part I (Crime, Parliament, Family Tax Cuts)
CEOs and Business Leaders Embrace Conservatives’ Crime, Tax, and Parliamentary Reform Programs But Are Divided on Health Transfers to Provinces

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Elections
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Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
May 2, 2011
 

Inflation

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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May 1, 2011
 

Wild Card—Possibly the Most Bizarre, Unstable, Upside-Down Election since Confederation
Volatile NDP Support Could Rise to 36% or Fall to 20% in Next 36 Hours Depending on Voters’ Mood and the NDP Machine;
Conservatives Could Actually Benefit from an NDP Faltering;
Liberals Have Still More to Fear from the NDP;
Faltering Bloc’s Main Hope Is Regaining NDP Voters

  A National Poll by COMPAS
 
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April 25, 2011
 

BMO’s Sherry Cooper Applauded by Business Panel - S&P Downgrade of U.S. Debt Seen as Highly Significant
Washington Has 16 Months to Solve Its Problem

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Business and Finance
April 18, 2011
 

Women on Boards of Directors
CEO Panel Opposes Quotas, Favours Mentorship
Best Reason for Women Directors - Broaden Customer Base
Best Reason against Targets- Risk of Appointing Advocates instead of Experts

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Business and Finance
April 13, 2011
 

First of Two Reports

Large Conservative Majority
Harper’s Leadership Advantage Corners Campaign Momentum
New Layton Charisma in Quebec

  Toronto Sun Poll
 
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Elections
Policy and Opinion
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Business and Finance
April 13, 2011
 

Second of Two Reports

CBC’s “Vote Compass” Election Tool and Controversies
The CBC Election Tool Transforms a Slight Conservative Lead among Website Visitors to an Overwhelming Liberal Majority
Most Canadians and Most Visitors to the CBC “Vote Compass” Site Wrongly Believe that COMPAS Research Is Involved Because of the Similarity of Names and Graphic Marks

  Toronto Sun Poll
 
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Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
April 11, 2011
 

Healthcare - The C.D. Howe Report on Rising Healthcare Costs and the Growing Majority Support for Medical Freedom among Members of the CEO Panel

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
April 4, 2011
 

Federal Election and Canadian Business: Harper Trounces All Other Party Leaders; Economy and Spending/Taxation Top Issue; Trust - May Places 2nd, Ignatieff 4th

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
April 3, 2011
 

Serious Confusion between COMPAS Research and CBC’s COMPASS Election Tool

  COMPAS Press Release
 
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March 28, 2011
 

Flaherty Aces Budget: CEO Panelists Embrace Tariff Simplification, Monitoring of Charities’ Tax Receipting, Debt-to-GDP Ratio, Removal of Medical Expense Ceiling, GIS Increases to Seniors

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
March 21, 2011
 

Japan Disaster’s Impacts: Damage to Nuclear Industry, Especially Short-Term; Good News for Alberta, Natural Gas Development, and Oil Exploration in North America; CEOs and Business Leaders Split on Need for Fundamental Changes in World Economic Forecasts

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Business and Finance
March 14, 2011
 

Business Panel Backs John Manley’s Open Letter to Ontario Minister of Finance:
Near Consensus That Provincial Debtor Governments Are in Serious Situations;
Interest Rates and Soaring Health Costs - Major Risks

  Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
March 7, 2011
 

MidEast Instability and Canadian Business:
Oil Sands to Benefit and Canadian Economy Strong;
Oil Prices to Remain High;
Obama and Harper Both Earn Adequate Performance Scores

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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February 28, 2011
 

Leaks in M&A’s and Insider Trading:
Business Calls for Much Tougher Action by Authorities;
OSC, Justice System, Federal Government Condemned for Insufficient Action

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Business and Finance
February 21, 2011
 

Business Panel Embraces LSE-TSX Merger

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Business and Finance
February 14, 2011
 

CRTC Repudiated by Business Panel over Wind Mobile/Cellular, Internet Usage, and Charles McVety Program Decisions

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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February 7, 2011
 

Ottawa’s Mortgage Reforms Embraced by CEOs and Business Leaders
Almost No Risk of Causing a Real Estate Reversal
Strong Support for Potential Increase to 10% Downpayment Requirement
Panelists Polarized about Whether Government Should Consider the Special Housing Challenges of Young Adults

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Janaury 31, 2011
 

OSFI Scores with New “Living Will” for the Banks:
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Earns Top Marks for Plans to Allow Banks in a Meltdown to Function without Bailouts But Lower Marks for Getting the Banks to Be More Transparent

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Consumer and Lifestyle
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Janaury 24, 2011
 

Condemnation of China’s Domestic, Foreign, and Currency Policies:
CEO Panel Very Critical of China But Divided about U.S. House of Representatives Proposal for Tariffs in response to China’s Manipulated Currency

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Policy and Opinion
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Janaury 17, 2011
 

Inflation Predictions -
Mostly Moderate Inflation Forecasts for 2011-2013 Despite Cross-National Easing of the Money Supply

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Business and Finance
Janaury 10, 2011
 

2011 Economic Forecast -
Moderately Positive. 23 Months to Recovery
High Scores for Bank of Canada and Harper
Low Scores for Obama, U.S. Fed, and Congress

  BDO Dunwoody Weekly CEO/Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in Canadian Business
 
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Elections
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