Premier Horgan and the NDP ending the year on high note in the “Government of British Columbia Report Card,” but BC Liberals and Conservatives making incremental gains

Housing affordability continues to be the top concern in the province, though the summer concerns about the environment have been eclipsed by health care Vancouver, BC — As 2019 winds down, the BC NDP appears to be maintaining strong levels of support across British Columbia, with Premier John Horgan’s popularity close to an all-time high, and… Read more »

First holiday party season with legalized cannabis raises road safety concerns

A new BCAA survey reveals partygoers’ dangerous misconceptions and plans. Burnaby, BC – The first holiday season with legalized cannabis could be a dangerous one on BC roads according to a new BCAA survey released today, revealing people’s plans to mix cannabis and alcohol as well as a concerning misconception about cannabis impairment. The survey,… Read more »

Washington State Residents Excited for an NHL Team; Seattle and Vancouver Fans Looking Forward to Rivalry with the Canucks

An NHL rivalry between Seattle and Vancouver could bring major tourism benefits, as hockey fans from both sides of the border claim they’re likely to take a trip to watch a game in their rival city. Vancouver, BC – A recent spark has ignited conversations in the sports world thanks to the announcement yesterday that… Read more »

Just over half (52%) of BC voters view Justin Trudeau’s face painting past as a “serious” issue ahead of 2019 Federal vote 

Federal Liberal support is holding, but Trudeau’s face painting issue appears to be having a minimal impact on voter intentions. Vancouver, BC – Canadians are going to the polls on Monday, October 21, 2019 for the 43rd federal election and as far as British Columbia is concerned, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party is not faring well… Read more »

Online Information Privacy Concerns A Significant Number Of British Columbians

75% of British Columbians are worried about their online financial data, 60% are worried about cameras on their devices, and even 33% cover the cameras on their devices to protect themselves. Vancouver, BC – Our latest Insights West poll shows that many British Columbians are concerned about the privacy of their online information and behaviour…. Read more »

Close Call on Electoral Reform: Results Hinge on Last-Minute Voters who are More in Favour of Proportional Representation

Those who have cast their votes are evenly split between adopting PR or maintaining the status quo. Vancouver, BC – As British Columbia’s referendum on electoral reform nears completion, the latest Insights West poll finds that voters continue to be evenly divided on which system should be used to determine provincial election results. The online… Read more »

B.C. Parents get C- for safe driving in school zones during first week back to class

Annual BCAA School Zone Safety Survey shows unsafe driving, including speeding and unsafe drop offs/pick ups continues to put kids in danger. Burnaby, BC – B.C. parents get a C- for their driving behaviours in school zones according to this year’s annual BCAA School Zone Safety Survey with illegal parking, unsafe drop offs/pick ups and… Read more »

A Majority of British Columbians Oppose the Federal Government’s Decision to Buy the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project, But Now Believe it is More Likely to Get Built

Support for the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline is holding steady (51%) relative to our last wave in April. Vancouver, BC – Days before Kinder Morgan’s May 31st deadline—intended to create certainty for the company’s investment in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion—the federal government announced Tuesday that it will spend $4.5 billion… Read more »

Vancouver Public Library Is Viewed As One Of The Most Valuable Services Vancouver Offers, Yet Most People Don’t Know About Its Most Innovative Programs

Vancouver Public Library is one of the most highly regarded brands in Western Canada, out of Insights West’s 450+ “Brand Reputation Insights” normative database. Almost all (95%) Vancouver residents agree that the Vancouver Public Library is one of the most valuable services the City offers. Vancouver, BC – According to a recent Insights West poll… Read more »

Majority of British Columbians Say Rising Gas Prices are Affecting Them Negatively, Many are Making Changes in Their Daily Lives as a Result

With the average price of gas in BC reaching record levels, a majority of British Columbians say rising prices are having a negative impact on them personally, and many have adjusted their driving and spending habits to compensate for the hit to their pocket books, a new Insights West poll has found. Vancouver, BC –… Read more »