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Pop music star Justin Bieber was chosen Canadian newsmaker of the year for 2012, the market research firm Ipsos Reid said.
The Winter Olympic Games gave Canada's minority Conservative government a significant boost in popularity, a poll published Tuesday indicated.
A poll of Canadians found U.S. President Barack Obama was by far the top newsmaker for 2009 followed by late pop star Michael Jackson and golfer Tiger Woods.
While 65 percent of Canadians polled indicated the recession affected them, 73 percent were optimistic 2010 would be better, a survey published Tuesday showed.
The majority of Canadians surveyed said they prefer gift cards as a Christmas present rather than sweaters or clothing they'll probably never wear.
Canada's main opposition party, the Liberals, hit a new low in popularity of 24 percent in a poll published Saturday.
Canada's Liberal Party would fare even worse than it did last October if a federal election were held now, a poll indicates.
Nearly half of Canadians surveyed say they don't intend to be vaccinated against the H1N1 flu, a research firm said.
The ruling Canadian Conservative party has a 9 percentage point popularity lead on its nearest rival, the Liberal party, in a poll published Tuesday.