Category: Policy Research

Housing and Jobs Are Key Election Issues for BC’s Post-Secondary Students

No party has a decisive advantage when it comes to representing the “views and interests” of post-secondary students. Vancouver, BC – Post-secondary students in British Columbia are primarily concerned with two issues as the provincial election looms, a new Insights... Read more

Four-in-five “Visible Minority” British Columbians Have Experienced Discrimination or Racism

A majority of residents think immigration levels should either increase or stay at the current levels. Vancouver, B.C. – Despite support for multiculturalism by the vast majority of British Columbians, a new report by Vancity credit union indicates 82 per... Read more

Almost Half of Canadians Are Likely to Boycott Trump Products

Canadians are spending more time discussing American politics with their family, friends and co-workers than domestic issues. Vancouver, BC – As the sons of the President of the United States arrive in Vancouver for the opening of a new hotel... Read more

B.C. Kids at Risk from Second-Hand Child Car Seats and Installation Mistakes

Only one-in-four drivers have had their child car seat checked by a certified expert. Burnaby, BC – A new BCAA survey reveals many parents in British Columbia take risks when transporting their kids, such as using a second-hand child car... Read more

Most Canadians Still Happy After Four Years Without the Penny

Getting rid of the nickel is not a popular idea among Baby Boomers and Generation X, but Millennials are divided. Vancouver, BC – Most Canadians are happy with the disappearance of the one-cent coin from their currency, a new nationwide... Read more

Four-in-Five Canadians Support Legislation to Ban Trophy Hunting

The level of rejection to hunting animals for sport is higher among Aboriginal Canadians. Vancouver, BC – Most Canadians believe it is time to end the practice of hunting animals for sport, a new nationwide Insights West poll conducted on... Read more

Albertans Support Banning Door-to-Door Sales of Home Energy Products

Only a third of residents have not dealt with salespeople at their doorstep in the past four years. Calgary, AB – Residents of Alberta are decidedly on side with the provincial government’s decision to ban door-to-door sales of home energy... Read more

Only Four Conservative Leadership Candidates are Familiar to Canadians

Settling First Nations claims, lawmaker independence and screening of immigrants are the most popular policy proposals. Vancouver, BC – With four months to go before the Conservative Party chooses its new leader, only four of the 14 contenders for the... Read more

For B.C. Millennials, It’s Vancouver or Nowhere

The province’s youngest owners and renters want to live in the Lower Mainland more than anywhere else. These and other sentiments are captured in Resonance Consultancy’s new Future of B.C. Housing study, just as British Columbians have... Read more

Majority of BC’s “Sandwich Generation” Indicate Challenges Juggling Care for Kids & Parents

Burnaby, BC – A new province-wide poll conducted by Insights West reveals 9 in 10 British Columbians who form part of the “sandwich generation” report they are experiencing a range of challenges in providing care. The “sandwich generation” is... Read more

Metro Vancouver’s management class could be leaving in droves

A large percentage of Metro Vancouver homeowners are considering cashing out their real estate gains and moving to more affordable markets—both in the Lower Mainland and elsewhere. These and other sentiments are captured in Resonance Consultancy’s new Read more

British Columbians Remain Split on Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion

Most residents agree with the federal government’s decision to reject the Enbridge Northern Gateway project. Vancouver, BC – The proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline remains contentious in British Columbia after the federal government formally approved the project,... Read more

More than Half of British Columbians Likely to Move in the Next 5 Years

B.C. is going to be a province on the move in the next five years. More than four in 10 B.C. homeowners and seven in 10 renters are planning to buy or rent a different home in the next... Read more

Alberta Government Improves on Energy and Pipeline Management

Still, the New Democrats are now tied for second place with the Progressive Conservatives, as Wildrose Party leads. Calgary, AB – The Alberta government is connecting with the public on energy and pipelines, but continues to lag on other issues,... Read more

Grizzly Trophy Hunt Could Swing Voters in British Columbia

Almost half of BC residents are more likely to support a party that vows to ban the hunt. Vancouver, BC – A new survey reveals that the contentious grizzly bear trophy hunt may influence the 2017 provincial election. The Fur-Bearers,... Read more

Housing Still Top of Mind as British Columbians Ponder Political Choices

The governing BC Liberals gain 30 points in six months on their handling of foreign ownership in housing. Vancouver, BC – More residents of British Columbia continue to look at housing, poverty and homelessness as the most important issues facing... Read more

Calgary Residents Eager for the Return of Uber

Overall, Calgary residents have a positive overall opinion of Uber. Calgary, AB – The majority of Calgarians would like to see Uber returning to the city’s streets, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative... Read more

Kinder Morgan Could Inflict Political Damage on Trudeau Liberals in BC

Oil tanker expansion a ballot-box issue for many 2015 Liberal voters, poll finds. Vancouver, BC - A new poll by Insights West shows strong opposition to increased oil tanker traffic on British Columbia’s south coast, including those voters who supported... Read more

Seventy per cent of British Columbians Support Pausing Site C Construction to Investigate Alternatives

Nine-in-ten residents favour investing in energy efficiency measures and adding more wind, solar and geothermal power to the grid. Vancouver, BC — British Columbians want BC Hydro’s Site C dam sent for an independent review and support stopping construction on... Read more

Clinton is Ahead of Trump as U.S. Presidential Election Approaches

The popular vote shows clear differences in gender, age and education. Vancouver, BC – Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton heads to tomorrow’s presidential election in the United States with a lead in the popular vote, new research conducted by Insights... Read more