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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

Poll: Unpacking who supports — or opposes — the monarchy

Poll: Unpacking who supports — or opposes — the monarchy

What clusters of views go with support for the monarchy, or a republic? (Party support doesn't break out in the way you might expect.)
Poll: Should hockey violence lead to charges more often? Readers are split

Poll: Should hockey violence lead to charges more often? Readers are split

Hockey, or at least the North American men's version of it, can be something of a blood sport; how you feel about that depends on your perspective. When does on-ice violence become something that should be responded to with criminal charges? 
'Subdued start' to home sales in region for 2024: Realtors

'Subdued start' to home sales in region for 2024: Realtors

Average prices for single-family homes in Ontario were up 1.1 per cent in January, compared to January of 2023, figures released by the Canadian Real Estate Association on Wednesday show. The numbers aren't adjusted for inflation.
Poll: Most would be very unhappy if Trump was re-elected

Poll: Most would be very unhappy if Trump was re-elected

Nearly three-quarters of Village Media readers say they'd be very unhappy if Donald Trump became the next president of the United States. As always, the details are revealing
Poll: More men than women have positive memories of phys. ed.

Poll: More men than women have positive memories of phys. ed.

Whether it's something you looked forward to or dreaded at the time, whether memories of it send you in adult life to a soccer field or a therapist, everybody seems to have an opinion about physical education class
Poll shows sharp divisions over Emergencies Act

Poll shows sharp divisions over Emergencies Act

In an online poll this week, most of you said that the use of the Emergencies Act had been justified, but a close look at the data shows some very sharp and revealing divisions on the issue
Poll: Most don't expect Trudeau to leave office any time soon

Poll: Most don't expect Trudeau to leave office any time soon

Some think Justin Trudeau is preparing to leave office, but by about a 2:1 margin, you disagreed
Poll hints at hockey's demographic problem

Poll hints at hockey's demographic problem

We asked Village Media readers how interested they are in the hockey season — and one graph hints at the game's long-term decline
POLL: Most are open to DNA-based family discoveries, even awkward ones

POLL: Most are open to DNA-based family discoveries, even awkward ones

Given the potential for trauma and unearthing of long-buried family skeletons, are discoveries based on DNA more of a good thing than a bad thing? Most of you say yes
POLL: About two-thirds would opt for a mild winter, given a choice

POLL: About two-thirds would opt for a mild winter, given a choice

Over the last week or two, we had fun asking readers: imagining for a moment that you had Zeus-like powers to command the elements, would you choose a mild winter, or a fierce one?
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