Mario Canseco Joins Insights West as VP of Public Affairs

Mario Canseco Joins Insights West as Vice President of its Public Affairs Division Vancouver, BC —  Insights West is pleased to announce that Mario Canseco, former spokesperson and polling analyst for Angus Reid Public Opinion and Vision Critical has joined Insights West as head of its Public Affairs division. Working with our team of 10 full-time… Read more »

Six-in-Ten Albertans Support Dedicated Bike Lanes

A majority of residents (56%) favour the implementation of a bicycle sharing system similar to the ones in London, Paris, New York, and Montreal. Calgary, AB – In late April, Calgary’s City Council voted in favour of building a dedicated network of cycle only lanes as a one-year pilot project set to begin in the… Read more »

Your Insights on Non-Voters in the BC Election

Non-voters didn’t vote primarily because they felt none of the candidates deserved their vote, or they truly couldn’t decide. A large number 41% regret not voting—although results suggest that the outcome wouldn’t have been impacted even if they had. Vancouver, BC– A series of post-election polls was conducted by Insights West in order to investigate… Read more »

City Governments Regarded Positively in Calgary and Edmonton

Calgarians are more concerned about transportation, while economic development is the main worry for Edmontonians. Calgary, AB – As voters in Alberta prepare to cast their ballots in municipal elections, the mayors of Calgary and Edmonton hold extraordinary approval ratings, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of representative samples also shows… Read more »

Your Insights on Alumni Engagement

While post-secondary graduates in Western Canada are positive about the school they went to (64% rate the institution an 8, 9 or 10 out of 10 overall), only 28% stay connected to their post-secondary institution once they leave. Vancouver, BC – As part of Insights West’s work with post-secondary institution clients, a recent online poll… Read more »

British Columbians Denounce Trophy Hunting, Furring

More than two thirds of residents have no problem with hunting animals for meat. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians draw a very clear line when they look at their relationship with animals, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a representative provincial sample shows that support for trophy hunting and furring… Read more »

Views of British Columbians Shifting on Northern Gateway

Across the province, 42% of residents support the project—a seven-point jump since February. Vancouver, BC – Opposition to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines has subsided over the past 10 months in British Columbia, with the province’s residents now being staunchly divided on the project, a new survey from Insights West has found. In the… Read more »

Your Insights on Why Pollsters Missed the Mark…

…Predicting the BC Provincial Election Outcome Vancouver, BC  –  Election night is usually the night pollsters get their 5 minutes of fame, and get to showcase why polling works so well. Not this time. Why did pollsters get the results so wrong? What happened? Our two pre-election polls that Insights West conducted followed by a… Read more »

Recovery Underway for Progressive Conservatives in Alberta

More than a third of voters are undecided, and provide nuanced views on the first few weeks of the Jim Prentice government. Calgary, AB – The Progressive Conservative Party is once again the most popular in Alberta’s political scene, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a representative sample of Albertans… Read more »