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Confederation of Tomorrow

Updated May 12, 2023 Published September 10, 2020

The Confederation of Tomorrow is a landmark annual survey of public opinion that explores the attitudes of Canadians towards the practice of federalism and their federal community.  This snapshot is a unique resource for scholars and journalists interested in public opinion and federalism.

The 2023 study consists of a survey of 5,300 adults, conducted online in the provinces between January 26 and February 9; and by telephone in the territories between January 24 and February 26.

This page will be updated as reports are published. You can find 2023 Confederation of Tomorrow results below:

Report 1 – Spotlight on Alberta

Report 2 – Support for equalization: 2023 update

Report 3 – Confidence in Leaders

For those interested in using the data in their own research, data is available upon request, please contact us at

The Confederation of Tomorrow surveys are conducted by an association of the country’s leading public policy and socio-economic research organizations: the Environics Institute for Survey Research, the Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation, the Canada West Foundation, the Centre D’Analyse Politique – Constitution et Fédéralisme, the Brian Mulroney Institute of Government and the First Nations Financial Management Board.

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COVID-19 provincial policies, fiscal relations, Indigenous governance, public opinion on federalism: the Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation is the IRPP's new permanent research initiative providing key insights on the Canadian federation.

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