Policy and Opinion - 2006
December 11, 2006
 

The Environment: The Frustrated Business Panel Sees Kyoto as a Bad Treaty on a Good Issue, and Gives a Failing Grade to Ambrose and Dion as Ministers

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
December 4, 2006
 

Québecois as Nation Resolution in Parliament: Political Games That Won’t Affect the Quebec Economy or Future of Separatism but Reduces Respect for Politicians

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
December 4, 2006
 

Wait a Moment: Western Canada’s Initial Response to the Québecois as Nation Resolution in Parliament

  A Western Standard/COMPAS Poll
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
November 27, 2006
 

Human Rights in China: Harper’s Public Diplomacy Outperforms Chretien’s Quiet Diplomacy; Excellent for Human Rights, Neutral for Business

  A Western Standard/COMPAS Poll
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
   
November 20, 2006
 

Infrastructure and P3s: Polytechnics, Subways, Hospitals, and Waste Treatment Facilities Most Need Investment; Seniors’ Residences, Seaports, and Recreational Facilities Most Appropriate to P3’s

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
November 13, 2006
 

Wal-Mart: Great Business, Not Great Corporate Citizen Positive on More Banking Competition, Ambivalent about a Wal-Mart Bank

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
November 6, 2006
 

Flaherty’s Fairness: The Minister Surpasses for Seniors, Is Mistrusted on Trusts

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
October 30, 2006
 

U.S. Congressional Election and Canada: CanAm Relations Best Ever, Border Movement the Big Issue, Democratic Victory Might Help Canada

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
October 30, 2006
 

ICV-National Post Values Survey Part 1: Religious Liberty under Same Sex Legislation - How Much Freedom Should Clergy Have and How Far Should Parliament Protect Freedom

  An ICV-National Post Survey
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
 
October 23, 2006
 

Seeming Seismic Shift in How to Spend the Federal Surplus: Jump in Support for Debt Paydown, Fall in Support for Provincial Transfers in Health/Education; Among Tax Cuts Benefiting the Economy, Jump in Support for Across-the-Board Personal Tax Cuts

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
October 16, 2006
 

R&D Spending by Government: Only One Instrument Works - Tax Credits; Only One Sector Merits Targeting - Environmental and Enabling Technologies; Only One Sector Deserves Grants - Universities

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
October 10, 2006
 

The Healthiest Old People in History: Retirement Aversion and Retirement Anticipation

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
October 2, 2006
 

Harper’s Spending Cuts: Widespread Applause, Highest Scores for Clean Auditor-General Report, Cuts in Cabinet Spending, and Ultra-Low Debt/GDP Ratio

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
September 25, 2006
 

Western Separation
Le Mouvement Séparatiste à l'Ouest

  A Western Standard/COMPAS poll
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
September 25, 2006
 

Greenhouse Gas Policies for Corporations: Rare and Improbable - It’s a Government Responsibility

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
September 18, 2006
 

Crises and Crisis Preparedness: Harper Scores Highly While Border Problem Perceived as Worsening and Canada’s Legal and Immigration Systems Considered Failures Firms Perceive Palpable Risks for their Operations and Appear to Be Taking First Steps to Action

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
September 5, 2006
 

Annual State of the Union Evaluation - Public Sector Unions on the Rise; Private Sector in Decline - Unions Good for Health and as Defence against Unfairness - Devastating to the Economy and Taxpayers

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
August 28, 2006
 

Report Card on Federal Economic Policy: Strong Scores on U.S. Trade Relations and GST, Middling on Home Security Spending, Poor to Failing Grades in Eight Other Areas

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
August 27, 2006
 

State of the Teaching Profession 2006 Annual Survey

  A COMPAS Report to The Ontario College of Teachers
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
August 14, 2006
 

Expliquer le sondage trompeur anti-Harper du Globe

  Un reportage de COMPAS Inc.
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
August 14, 2006
 

Explaining the Globe’s misleading anti-Harper poll

  A Report Poll by COMPAS Inc
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
August 14, 2006
 

Energy Crunch: More than Ever, North America Should Get Off Oil; Conserve, Explore, and Downplay Russia/Mexico; Ontario Should Renew Nuclear Despite Environmental and Terrorism Risk - Its Premiers Score Badly on Energy Planning

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
August 3, 2006
 

Widespread Concern about Terrorist Risks in Canada, Harper Earns Good Performance Score on Mid-East, Israeli Response to Hezbollah About Right or Too Little vs. Too Much by Close to a 2:1 Margin, Iran, Saudis Blamed for Lebanon War

  Nation-Wide Poll by COMPAS
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
July 31, 2006
 

It’s the U.S., Stupid - Forget WTO, and Build Bilateral Agreements

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
July 24, 2006
 

Mideast Crisis

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
July 10, 2006
 

CPP, Pension Debacles, and Defined Contribution Plans: Tie CEO Pensions to Employee Pension Changes, Ontario Wrong to Infuse Teacher Pensions without Debate, No Enthusiasm for Plowing Surpluses into CPP

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
July 4, 2006
 

Solving the "Fiscal Imbalance" - Good Idea Fraught with Inherent Conflict over the Details and a Risk of Harming the Economy; Newfoundland’s Position on Resource Income Repudiated

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
June 26, 2006
 

Canada - Rosy Prospects; Education and Skills Key to Our Competitiveness; U.S. and Democracy Key to Our Century of Outperforming Argentina

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
June 19, 2006
 

Lobbying and Political Lucre: What Gets Influence - Money, But Friendship More Effective; What Stops Corruption - Jail Time and the A-G’s Glare, Division of Opinion about Rules as the Solution

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
June 12, 2006
 

Mississauga Terror Arrests: Significant Fallout for Canada’s Security Against Attack and Immigration Policy; Marginal Impact on Can-Am Relations; Harper Scores Again

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
June 5, 2006
 

Corporate Scandals: Jail Trumps SOX and SOX-Light as Deterrent to Crime; Favour Long Prison Terms for Ken Lay, Ebbers, Kozlowski, and Rigas, but Divided Opinion about Martha; Canada Soft

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
May 23, 2006
 

Exchange Rates - Bank of Canada Should Not Raise Rates Wednesday; Ideal Loonie Is U.S. $ 0.86, But Likely Value Will Be U.S. $ .93; Rising Loonie Not Likely to Trigger Recession But Rise Appears to Have Harmed Some Businesses; Bank of Canada Governor Earns High Scores Despite Worries

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
May 15, 2006
 

Where Aboriginals Stand: Demonstrators Were Right, There Will Be More Land Ownership Demonstrations; Education and Health Spending Should Be the Priority; Not Transfer Payments, Policing, Suicide Prevention, or Housing

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
   
May 15, 2006
 

Corporate Giving: Widespread Agreement about Facts, Not about Obligation; Charities Admired, but Hints of Embryonic SOX-Type Backlash

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
May 8, 2006
 

Another Strong Week for Harper: High Performance Scores for Budget and Softwood Deal; Praise for Military-Security and Tax Cut Provisions and the Principle of Keeping Commitments; Concern about Budget as an Electioneering Device

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
April 24, 2006
 

Harper Aces Accountability: Present Government Seen as More Ethical Than Others, Even Somewhat More Ethical than Business

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
April 10, 2006
 

Newfoundland Oil: Newfoundlanders Hurt Most by Breakdown of Talks, Nobody the Winner, the Ghost of Churchill Falls

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
March 13, 2006
 

Dramatic Improvements in Can-Am Relations Under Harper

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
March 6, 2006
 

Ports: Near-Unanimous Unease about Security, Polarization on the Dubai Deal

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
   
February 27, 2006
 

Truth or Consequences for CEOs:

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
 
Business and Finance
February 26, 2006
 

The State of Press Freedom in Canada
·
Very High and Unchanged in a Decade
· Among Journalists as a Whole, the Biggest Threats - Ill-Informed Journalists and Uninterested Audiences
· Among 9% of Journalists with Fear of Firing, the Biggest Threats to Freedom—Advertisers, Senior Editors, and Owners
· Government Secrecy Volunteered as a Threat,
· But Regulatory Reprisal Rarely Seen as Impacting Press Freedom

  Journalists Speak - Part II of a Two Part Series from a National Poll of Journalists
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
 
February 19, 2006
 

The Offending Danish Cartoons - Most Canadian Journalists Found the Cartoons on the Web and Want Media to Carry Them; A Mix of Respect and Fear Explains Non-Publication; Non-Publication Plays into the Hands of Muslim Extremists

  Journalists Speak - Part II of a Two Part Series from a National Poll of Journalists
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
 
February 13, 2006
 

Honeymoon with a Hiccup: Harper Earns High Scores Except Mainly for Emerson

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
February 6, 2006
 

Fairmont and HBC Sales: Loss of Icons and Heritage or Ordinary Transactions

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
January 30, 2006
 

What Should Harper Prioritize: Taxes, Crime, and Can-Am Relations, Not Bank Mergers or Childcare Allowance

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
January 30, 2006
 

Cues to Harper’s Longevity

  A commentary by Conrad Winn for The National Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
January 26, 2006
 

Expectations of a Potential Harper Government

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
January 23, 2006
 

Canada’s Entrepreneurial Culture and Its Challenges

  Mid-Cap Survey by COMPAS for Roynat Capital
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
January 17, 2006
 

Public Opinion on Healthcare: Widespread Support for Medical Choice/2-Tier in the Wake of Supreme Court Decision

  A Poll by COMPAS
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
   
January 9, 2006
 

Trade - Opposition to Agricultural Protectionism along with Some Concern about Imports and Public Health

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
January 2, 2006
 

Increased Concern about Can-Am Relations: Martin’s Criticism of the U.S. More Serious Barrier to the Relationship than U.S. Ambassador’s Criticism

  A Weekly BDO Dunwoody CEO Business Leader Poll by COMPAS in the Financial Post
 
Categories:
Elections
Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance