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Patrick Cain

Patrick Cain

Patrick is an online writer and editor in Toronto, focused mostly on data, FOI, maps and visualizations. He has won some awards, been a beat reporter covering digital privacy and cannabis, and started an FOI case that ended in the Supreme Court

Recent Work by Patrick

Real estate prices remain stable provincewide for fourth month

Real estate prices remain stable provincewide for fourth month

Single-family house prices were up 0.3 per cent in the area with condos up 3.2 per cent and townhouses down 1.4 per cent last month compared to the previous May
Poll: 60% would move to wind down the cigarette industry

Poll: 60% would move to wind down the cigarette industry

About 60 per cent of readers would approve if governments set a goal of ending the cigarette industry over a period of years, a recent online poll shows.
POLL: Despite U.S. polls, most expect Biden's re-election

POLL: Despite U.S. polls, most expect Biden's re-election

In an online poll this week, just under two-thirds of Village Media readers were confident that U.S. president Joe Biden would be re-elected
Activists argue against settlement with tobacco industry, call for planned shutdown

Activists argue against settlement with tobacco industry, call for planned shutdown

Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada wants governments to take over the cigarette industry and running it as a non-profit with its own disappearance as a planned goal
POLL: Union membership has a mild connection to political views

POLL: Union membership has a mild connection to political views

Current or former union membership has a mild connection to a reader's political views, an online poll this week showed
POLL: Have you had enough of fireworks?

POLL: Have you had enough of fireworks?

Love them or hate them, fireworks are hard to ignore. This past Victoria Day, some neighbourhoods sounded like an hours-long re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg
Poll: Second choices offer hints about possible — or impossible — voter shifts

Poll: Second choices offer hints about possible — or impossible — voter shifts

This week, we asked in an online poll what federal political party you'd vote for if your first choice wasn't an option
Poll: Two-thirds don't expect to see the Leafs win the Cup in their lifetimes

Poll: Two-thirds don't expect to see the Leafs win the Cup in their lifetimes

The Leafs haven't won the Stanley Cup since 1967. About two-thirds of readers in an online poll said they didn't expect to see that change in their lifetimes
Real estate prices stable in Midland, area in April

Real estate prices stable in Midland, area in April

Ontario home prices were stable in April, continuing a trend set in March that ended a five-month fall that began last summer, CREA figures show 
Poll: Most readers would make the notwithstanding clause harder to use

Poll: Most readers would make the notwithstanding clause harder to use

Just over half of readers surveyed in an online poll this week said that the notwithstanding clause should be harder to use than it is now, but not taken out of the Constitution entirely
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