Skip to content
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: Working from home shows revealing divisions

Poll: Working from home shows revealing divisions

The pandemic showed that many jobs can be done by people working at home — but should they be? Most readers think not, but a closer look shows revealing divisions
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? 
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
Year-over-year Ontario real estate prices are stable

Year-over-year Ontario real estate prices are stable

Average prices for single-family homes in Ontario were up 0.9 per cent in December, compared to December of 2022, figures released by the Canadian Real Estate Association Monday show. 
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
More work by Patrick >