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 »

Albertans Expect Negative Effect from Budget on Households, Cities

Most residents believe the province should avoid holding an early provincial election this year. Calgary, AB – Albertans are deeply distraught by the latest provincial budget, with a majority believing the government’s actions were unjustified, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative provincial sample, 28% of Albertans say… 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 »

Kenney Leadership Bid Splits Views in Alberta

With former federal minister as leader, the Progressive Conservatives would move to first place in voting intention. Calgary, AB – Albertans are divided on the prospect of Jason Kenney becoming the next head of government, but his entry into the provincial political scene would boost the fortunes of the Progressive Conservatives, a new Insights West… 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 »

Alberta’s Marijuana Framework Gets Positive Reviews from Residents

Support for legalizing cannabis increased in the province, but there is little appetite to make other drugs available. Calgary, AB – Many Albertans are satisfied with the marijuana-related policies recently introduced by the provincial government, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative provincial sample, 88% of Albertans agree… Read more »

Albertans Remain Proud, But Few Would Embrace Independence

Ralph Klein regarded once again as the best premier of the past three decades. Calgary, AB – As Albertans prepare to observe “Heritage Day”, nine-in-ten residents claim to be very proud of the province they live in, and only a quarter would like to become an independent country, a new Insights West poll has found…. 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 »