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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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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
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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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
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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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
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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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
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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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
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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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
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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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
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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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
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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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
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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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
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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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
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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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
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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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
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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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
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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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance
June 2011
 

The Nisga’a Treaty
Self Government and Good Governance: The Jury Is Still Out
By Joseph Quesnel and Conrad Winn

  FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY • POLICY SERIES NO. 108
 
Categories:  
Policy and Opinion
   
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
 
Categories:
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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Policy and Opinion
Consumer and Lifestyle
Business and Finance