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 identified housing as the top provincial election issue this spring. Vancouver, BC – According to a new study… Read more »

British Columbians Still Divided Over Pipeline Expansion

Roughly the same proportion of residents support and oppose the proposed Kinder Morgan project. Vancouver, BC – The recent provincial election and the swearing-in of a new government in British Columbia have not moved the needle on the issue of pipeline expansion, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a… Read more »

Canadians Give Mixed Reviews to Proposed Federal Tax Changes

Most Canadians have not followed the issue closely, and are more likely to believe that politicians and lawyers pay fewer taxes than doctors and surgeons. Vancouver, BC – Most Canadians have paid little or no attention to the recent proposal by the federal government to change the way private corporations pay taxes, a new Insights… Read more »

British Columbians Welcome Budget Proposals on Real Estate

More than four-in-five residents think the new “speculation tax” and the expansion and increase of the foreign buyers tax are good ideas. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians reacted positively to the inclusion of specific policies to deal with housing in the provincial budget, a new Insights West poll conducted in partnership with CTV Vancouver has… Read more »

More Parents in British Columbia Are Driving Aggressively in School Zones

BCAA asks parents to make a “new school year” resolution to improve driving habits Burnaby, BC – BCAA’s second annual School Zone Safety survey, conducted by Insights West, shows that driving in school zones has gone from bad to worse in British Columbia. In fact, this year’s survey shows a marked increase in concern across… Read more »

Jean Seen as Better Option for United Conservative Party in Alberta

The former Wildrose Party leader outperforms Jason Kenney on favourability and in head-to-head electoral matchups against the governing New Democrats. Calgary, AB – Albertans seem happy with the prospect of Brian Jean becoming leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP), a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative provincial… Read more »

Watts Would Give Liberal Voters Hope in British Columbia

More than half of residents approve of the performance of Premier John Horgan. Vancouver, BC – As the BC Liberals prepare to set the guidelines for the election of a new leader, former Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts has emerged as the only candidate that would place the opposition party in a privileged position, a new… Read more »

Metro Vancouverites Support Deposit-Refund Program for Coffee Cups

Only one in every four cups of coffee or tea poured in Metro Vancouver stores goes into a personal reusable container. Vancouver, BC – Residents of Metro Vancouver have not fully embraced the concept of personal reusable containers for coffee or tea, but they would support treating disposable paper and plastic containers in the same… Read more »

Premier Horgan’s Approval Rating Dips While Housing Affordability Continues to Weigh on British Columbians

BC government gets the best marks on environment, education and healthcare, but failing grades on poverty, housing affordability and homelessness. Vancouver, BC – Six months after our last “BC Government Report Card” and just over a year after the BC New Democratic Party (NDP) was officially sworn into office, the latest Insights West poll reveals… Read more »

Drivers Putting Roadside Workers’ Lives at Risk in British Columbia

Law breaking, rubbernecking and speeding are some of the unsafe behaviours reported. Burnaby, BC – Summer is high season for vehicle breakdowns and a new survey— commissioned by BCAA and conducted by Insights West—shows that unsafe driver behaviours and ambivalence are putting roadside workers’ lives at risk. “I have at least one close call a… Read more »