Domestic Energy Needs a Priority for Albertans, British Columbians

British Columbians want to proceed with caution on LNG, particularly on the issue of extraction. Vancouver, BC – Western Canadians believe that the country’s own energy needs should be the most important component of any new national policy, a new Insights West survey conducted in partnership with BC Business and Alberta Venture has found. The… Read more »

Your Insights on Funding for TransLink

Just two-thirds of Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley residents (66%) are aware of TransLink’s current budget issue. A significant majority (72%) are in favour of TransLink acquiring new funding (39% support new funding alone and 33% reducing some services and acquiring some new funding). Vancouver, BC – A recent Insights West online poll surveyed 441… Read more »

BC and Alberta Would Pick William as Next Monarch

A third of British Columbians and one-in-four Albertans would like Canada to have an elected head of state. Vancouver, BC – Residents of British Columbia and Alberta would like to see Prince William become the next King of Canada, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of representative provincial samples, almost… Read more »

Albertans Overwhelmingly Reject a Provincial Sales Tax

More than a third of residents say the economic conditions are poor, but most expect the price of oil to recover. Calgary, AB – The economic uncertainty provoked by the recent drop in the price of oil has not led Albertans to embrace the concept of a provincial sales tax, a new Insights West poll… Read more »

Your Insights on the Trans Mountain Pipeline

While awareness of the Northern Gateway Pipeline project is almost universal (96% in BC; 87% in AB), only 60% of British Columbians and 28% of Alberta adults are aware of the Trans Mountain Pipeline project. Vancouver, BC / Calgary, AB  – A recent Insights West online poll surveyed 512 British Columbians and 562 Albertans and found… Read more »

Half of British Columbians Oppose Northern Gateway

In a purported province-wide referendum, almost half of the province’s residents would say “No” to the project. Vancouver, BC – Public support for the Northern Gateway Pipeline has dropped in British Columbia but remains high in Alberta, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of representative provincial samples, four-in-five British Columbians… Read more »

Your Insights on the Northern Gateway Pipeline

BC and Alberta residents stand at two ends of the spectrum on the Northern Gateway pipeline: the vast majority (75%) of Alberta residents support the pipeline, while in BC, 61% oppose it. Vancouver, BC / Calgary, AB – A recent Insights West online poll surveyed 512 British Columbians and 562 Albertans on Enbridge’s proposed Northern… Read more »

Metro Vancouver Still Divided on Coal Shipping Facility

Two thirds of residents are concerned over the effect coal may have on air quality. Vancouver, BC – There is no consensus in Metro Vancouver on the recently approved coal transport facility at Fraser Surrey Docks, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative sample of Metro Vancouver residents,… Read more »

Most Metro Vancouver Voters Reject Amalgamation

The idea of electing City Council through a ward system is popular in Vancouver and Surrey. Vancouver, BC – Residents of Metro Vancouver are not enthralled with the notion of becoming a megacity like Toronto or Montreal, a new Insights West post-election survey of municipal voters has found. In the online survey of Lower Mainland… Read more »

Your Insights on Coal Exports in Metro Vancouver

  Residents believe the proposal to expand Fraser Surrey docks will bring economic benefits, but also voice serious environmental concerns. Vancouver, BC – A proposal to increase coal exports from Metro Vancouver through a new transfer facility has clearly divided residents. A new Insights West survey has found that half of residents across Metro Vancouver… Read more »