Update: Your Insights on the Upcoming BC Election

The New Democrats’ lead is cut in half, from 12 points to 6, as the Liberals make gains following leadership debate. The NDP (33%) continues to lead the BC Liberals (27%) and undecided (15%) voters have dropped, while the Greens (11%) and Conservatives (9%) hold stable. The remaining undecided voters continue to lean towards Liberals… Read more »

British Columbians Dislike Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Most residents would be willing to keep the program, but only under greater scrutiny than now. Vancouver, BC – Most people in British Columbia hold negative views on the federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program, a new Insights West poll has found. The Temporary Foreign Worker Program can help employers in Canada meet their labour needs… Read more »

Your Insights on the BC Leaders’ Debate

An overnight News1130/Insights West poll of 385 British Columbian residents shows that 68% watched at least some of the televised leader’s debate, and results suggest a tie, with 31% feeling Adrian Dix won, and a nearly equal number feeling Christy Clark won (28%). Vancouver, BC – A jointly conducted News1130/Insights West Poll overnight poll of… Read more »

British Columbians Endorse Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Mandate

Residents are in favour of more education, official apologies and conferences, but are divided on the question of monetary compensation for victims. Vancouver, BC – People in British Columbia are decidedly supportive of policies that would foster a deeper understanding of the effects of the residential school system, a new Insights West poll has found…. Read more »

Albertans Decry Smith’s Decision to Join Progressive Conservatives

Wildrose Party falls to fourth place among decided voters, while approval for Premier Jim Prentice jumps to 52%. Calgary, AB – The recent decision from former Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith and eight other MLAs to join the Progressive Conservatives did not sit well with most Albertans, a new Insights West poll has found. In… Read more »

Your Insights on Separated Bike Lanes in Vancouver

Three-in-five Metro Vancouver residents support the bike lane initiative, and seven-in-ten would endorse the implementation of a bicycle sharing system, similar to the ones currently in place in London, Paris and Montreal. Vancouver, BC – Almost three years have passed since the City of Vancouver introduced separated bike lanes in certain areas of the municipality,… Read more »

Residents in Alberta and British Columbia Diametrically Opposed on Fracking

People in the two Western provinces are familiar with the concept of hydraulic fracturing, but while practically half of Albertans support the method of gas extraction in their province, only a third of British Columbians concur. Vancouver, BC – The views of British Columbians and Albertans on the topic of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, are… Read more »

Your Insights on the Upcoming BC Election

New Democrats (33%) hold a solid lead over the BC Liberals (21%) in this recent poll, but undecided (20%) voters lean towards Liberals (25%) rather than the NDP (20%), suggesting that the gap could narrow before election day. The ethnic vote scandal was particularly damaging for the Liberals, with 47% feeling Christy Clark handled it… Read more »

British Columbians Decry Government Stance on Teachers, Agriculture

Victoria gets its best ratings on handling crime and public safety, economy and jobs, and energy. Vancouver, BC – On the first anniversary of the BC Liberal victory in the last provincial election, British Columbians are taking a more critical view of some of their government’s recent actions, according to the new Insights West “BC… Read more »

Your Insights on the End of the HST

British Columbians are still divided over the HST (52% support it being extinguished; 37% oppose) and there is a lack of optimism as to the impact scrapping the tax will have on the BC economy (28% anticipate a benefit versus 39% a negative impact) and on personal finances (38% anticipate a benefit, 15% a negative… Read more »