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 »

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 »

Sizeable Majority of Albertans Concerned About Economic Issues

The public’s reception of the latest budget is markedly better than in March 2015. Calgary, AB – The new Government of Alberta gets good marks on its handling of education and government accountability, but almost half of residents are dissatisfied with its economic measures, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of… Read more »

Half of Albertans Oppose the Provincial Carbon Tax

Three-in-five residents think the directive will make it more difficult for resource companies to work in Alberta. Calgary, AB – The carbon tax announced by the Government of Alberta is only endorsed by over a third of residents, most of whom voted for the governing New Democratic Party (NDP) in last year’s election, a new… Read more »

Alberta Government Improves on Energy and Pipeline Management

Still, the New Democrats are now tied for second place with the Progressive Conservatives, as Wildrose Party leads. Calgary, AB – The Alberta government is connecting with the public on energy and pipelines, but continues to lag on other issues, the Insights West “Alberta Government Report Card” has found. The online survey of a representative… Read more »

Alberta Scores High on Education, Low on Economy and Jobs

Small business tax reduction and new political fundraising rules praised by most residents. Calgary, AB – A year after the provincial election won by the New Democratic Party (NDP), the Insights West “Alberta Government Report Card” shows that most residents are satisfied with recent policies to deal with taxes and fundraising, but remain extremely concerned… Read more »

Nine-in-Ten Albertans Say Economic Conditions Are Poor

A majority of residents say they will spend less on entertainment, dining out and clothing over the next six months. Calgary, AB – Albertans are decidedly concerned about the state of the provincial economy and most are planning to cut back on expenditures, our latest Economic Insights Tracker has found. In the online survey of… Read more »