More B.C. parents relying on others to drive their kids – New survey shows growing safety concerns

A new BCAA survey reveals misconceptions and misunderstandings over child passenger laws Burnaby, BC – A new survey for BCAA shows that busy B.C. parents are increasingly relying on others to get their kids where they need to go, raising concerns about unsafe travel and poor understanding of B.C.’s child passenger laws. Carpooling to field trips… Read more »

British Columbians are Split on Whether Canada and BC are Ready for Recreational Marijuana Legalization

While residents are supportive of the tax revenues, decriminalization, new jobs and safety controls that marijuana legalization will bring, they are very concerned about addiction, impaired driving and unwanted second-hand smoke. Vancouver, BC – According to the latest Insights West Poll, although British Columbians continue to be supportive of marijuana legalization in Canada, residents are… Read more »

New survey reveals unsafe school zones during 2018 back-to-school week

BCAA and Preventable install “Pavement Patty” in busy Burnaby school zone to push for safer driving Burnaby, BC – A new survey that shows unsafe driving by parents in school zones across BC during back-to-school has BCAA and Preventable taking action. To drive home the message to stop rushing in school zones, they have temporarily… Read more »

Despite significant movement toward equality over the years, responsibility for household decision-making and chores across BC generally follows stereotypical gender roles

Only about half of BC residents in a relationship feel the division of household chores and decision-making is ‘very fair’ with 50% of women feeling that they do more around the house compared to 19% of men. Vancouver, BC – Insights West undertook a survey with 509 individuals across British Columbia in a domestic relationship… Read more »

British Columbians Throw Their Support Behind The New LNG Canada Project

This project receives stronger public support relative to other large-scale provincial energy projects. Vancouver, BC – A week after the Government of British Columbia announced final approval has been given for a $40-billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and pipeline project in Northern BC, a new poll by Insights West shows a solid level of… Read more »

Vast majority (88%) of BC residents concerned about the environmental impact of single-use plastics, 81% support the Federal Government’s proposed ban

But not enough BCers are doing their part to reduce single-use plastic consumption Vancouver, BC — Single-use plastics do not sit well with BCers. A large majority of people across the province are concerned about the environmental impact of throw-away, single-use plastics with a similar amount in support of an outright ban. These are some of… Read more »

Vast Majority of Metro Vancouver Residents Undecided on Candidates but Most Agree it is Time for Change in Upcoming Municipal Elections

Two thirds of Metro Vancouverites are overwhelmed by the number of candidates and are having a difficult time finding meaningful information about them. Vancouver, BC – With less than a week remaining until British Columbia’s civic elections take place, the latest Insights West poll finds that most Metro Vancouver residents are still on the fence… Read more »

Majority of British Columbians Do Not Support Public Funding for Private Schools

BCers also feel strongly that private school employees should be protected by BC Human Rights Code Vancouver, BC – The idea of public funding and subsidies for private schools in British Columbia is being met with disapproval from residents across the province. A new poll from Insights West finds that four-in-five British Columbians (78%) oppose… Read more »

Most Western Canadians Planning to Get the Flu Shot This Season

Three-in-four residents believe getting vaccinated helps to protect the vulnerable and is the responsible thing to do. Vancouver, BC – In spite of misconceptions surrounding flu vaccinations, a new Insights West poll conducted on behalf of London Drugs has found that Western Canadians largely believe in the benefits of these vaccines with the majority of… Read more »

Majority of British Columbians (62%) believe a recession is imminent despite a similar number (64%) who feel confident in the stability of Canadian economy

BCers’ fears of a recession are casting a negative light on expectations both for the Canadian economy and personal household finances in the future Vancouver, BC – British Columbians are feeling both confident and shaky when it comes to the Canadian economy’s prospects and their own financial situation over the next 12 months. According to Insights… Read more »