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An Historic Evolution of Public Opinion: A Look Back at Same-Sex Marriage in Canada

March 12, 2013

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Public opinion change is not unheard of but when it comes to fundamental beliefs and values, we expect change to take place slowly, if at all. The evolution of Canadian beliefs about same-sex marriage provide an interesting example of dramatic changes that both presupposed and reacted to court decisions.  Courts played a key role in […]

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Values, Beliefs and Politics: The Changing Tide of POR about Guns in the U.S.

July 25, 2012

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The most recent shootings in a Colorado movie theatre by a man armed with an automatic weapon has hardly caused a ripple in terms of public demands for gun control. In one way, this is strikingly surprising because we expect dramatic events such of this to focus public opinion on the negative consequences of gun […]

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The Future of Newspapers: Hyper-Local

March 8, 2011

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The newspaper industry is, like many historic industries, going through a major change as its tries to remain relevant. Most people could come up with a narrative of why newspapers are a declining industry. Newspapers are, as the arguments would go, delivered each day in print, with yesterday’s news to a smaller and smaller population […]

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Wireless Substitution Continues Apace in U.S.

July 14, 2010

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Recently the Centre for Disease Control released updated information on the proportion of the United States who rely on wireless or cell phones for their telephone access at home. The research found that at the end of 2009, 25 per cent of American households (up from 23 per cent six months ago) only had cell phone. […]

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There is (or should be) an app for that

June 15, 2010

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Apps are the new Internet. Actually, they are transforming it from what has largely been a shared space (public websites, social communities, and email communications) to something more. Apps often use the Internet to deliver experiences and now more than ever governments need to get caught up. We need more apps and over the course of […]

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