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 »

Calgarians Clearly Satisfied with City Hall

A majority of residents say the municipal government is doing a “good job” on nine of 12 different issues. Calgary, AB – Almost a year after the re-election of Mayor Naheed Nenshi, residents of Calgary believe the city is being run well, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a… 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 »

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 »

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 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 »

Most Albertans Predict One-Term Tenure for Provincial NDP

But voters are divided on whether the province’s main opposition parties should merge, absorb or remain separate. Calgary, AB – Albertans who voted for the Wildrose Party or the Progressive Conservative Party in last year’s provincial ballot overwhelmingly believe the governing New Democratic Party (NDP) will not win the next election, a new Insights West… 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 »