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Trend Line

A check-in on the public mood of Canadians with CTV News' pollster Nik Nanos and host Michael Stittle.... Show More

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September 18, 2020 12 min
CTVNews.ca's Rachel Aiello and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss what we should watch for in the upcoming Throne Speech; and what shape are the opposition parties in ahead of what could be a snap election?Also, are Erin O'Toole's ambitions to triple the Conservative caucus in Quebec realistic?
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CTVNews.ca’s Michael Stittle and Nanos Research’s Nik Nanos discuss how politicians on both sides of the border are reacting to calls for racial justice and what new Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole needs to do to make himself known to Canadians. Also, Nik looks ahead to what we can expect to see on election night in the U.S.
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CTVNews.ca's Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss whether Chrystia Freeland is now the most powerful minister since the Second World War, and if the Liberal speech from the throne will contain something that will trigger an election. Also, the pair discuss the Conservative leadership race. And, why are Canadians feeling more anger towards the federal government?
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CTVNews.ca’s Michael Stittle and Nanos Research’s Nik Nanos discuss how Canadians feel about transitioning to a green economy during the pandemic; if the recent upward trend in consumer confidence will remain after CERB ends; and did Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s testimony before a Commons committee help or hurt the Liberals?
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CTV News' Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss how the WE scandal is impacting support for the Liberals and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; a look at how parties try to “crowd out” the news cycle; and how recent surveys show Canadians are at a tipping point when it comes to dealing with China.
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CTV News' Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss the government's historic fiscal snapshot that revealed a projected deficit in the hundreds of billions; why an overwhelming majority of Canadians want to keep the border closed; and latest numbers that show just how divided we are when it comes to how to fix systemic racism in the RCMP.
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CTV News' Michael Stittle and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss how concern over the coronavirus is fluctuating in Canada; what strong Liberal numbers mean for a possible early election call; and Nik makes a prediction on how collaborative the government will be over the next few months.
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Guest host Rachel Aiello and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss the calls for politicians to go beyond “pretty words” when it comes to anti-Black racism; if mixed messaging will undo the goodwill political leaders earned during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic; and the hesitations Canadians still have to reopening the border.
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CTV News' Rachel Aiello and Nanos Research's Nik Nanos discuss why Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may keep up his regular COVID-19 press conferences and if the coronavirus is still a top concern for Canadians. Also, did someone say Stephen Harper?
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Nik and Michael discuss where Canadians stand on the U.S. border; and how the economy is rebounding as a top concern. Want to see the data? You can watch Trend Line on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLzHOgGvydCmsZNyECKYu2uhESwTTz1Rs 
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Nik and Michael discuss how COVID-19 is impacting consumer confidence and why some Conservative critiques of the federal government’s response might not be resonating with Canadians.
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Nik and Michael talk about the ‘toxic cocktail of anxiety’ in Canada with the COVID-19 pandemic, market turmoil and how the federal government can ease Western alienation. Note: This episode was recorded on Thursday, March 12.
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Nik and Michael discuss a study on how Canadians view using taxpayer money to buy Trans Mountain and how the Trudeau government has responded to blockades supporting the Wet’suwet’en Nation. Also, the Conservatives are gaining in the polls as they choose their new leader.
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Nik and Michael discuss a tracking study on how Canadians are feeling about the government. And it's not good news lately for the Libs. Also, Nik reacts after Peter MacKay’s communications team abruptly ends an interview with CTV News.
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Jan. 23: Nik and Michael discuss the Conservative leadership race, and why some candidates have already begun dropping out. And what's in a beard? Nik weight in on why it's of note when a prime minister sprouts facial hair. Shortly after recording this episode Rona Ambrose announced that she would not be entering the Conservative leadership race. You can see more on her announcement here: http://ctv.news/YkE1e0C
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Dec. 6: Nik and Michael break down the throne speech and take a look at what the preferred PM numbers say about Andrew Scheer's precarious position as the leader of the Conservative party. Plus, Nik reacts to the latest overseas "communications malfunction" from PM Trudeau. Also, this episode will be the final one of the season. We'll be back in 2020!
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Nik and Michael discuss how the Liberals have dug deep within their talent pool to form a new federal cabinet and whether the shuffle will be enough to heal some of the divisions in the country. Also, Nik gets into what may be behind the promotion of several MPs from Quebec.
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We're back! Nik and Michael discuss the fallout from the federal election and take a look at the criticisms of Andrew Scheer's campaign. Also, reaction to May's resignation and the future of the Green Party.
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Nik and Michael take you behind the scenes of CTV News' coverage of the 2019 federal election.
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Oct. 21: Nik and Michael discuss the final survey before election day and if the deadlock means a minority government is all but certain. Also, Nik discusses his winners and losers of the campaign. Note: The numbers discussed in this episode are from a survey conducted and released on Oct. 20, 2019.  
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