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 »

Teachers, Not Government, Supported by Half of British Columbians

Two thirds of residents think the current contract dispute should be sent to binding arbitration immediately. Vancouver, BC – A large proportion of British Columbians continues to voice support for the teachers in their lingering contract dispute with the provincial administration after the first few days of a full-scale strike, a new Insights West poll… Read more »

BC Government Doing Well on Public Safety, Economy and Energy

Most residents are unhappy with shutting down the Legislative Assembly, and handling of BC Ferries and BC Hydro. Vancouver, BC – As 2013 draws to a close, British Columbians hold differing views on some of the recent decisions taken by their provincial government, according to the new Insights West “BC Government Report Card” conducted in… Read more »

British Columbians, Parents Siding with Teachers in Dispute

Residents want to reduce class sizes, but also think salary increases for teachers should be in line with what other unions are getting. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians, and parents of kids enrolled in public schools, are more likely to express sympathy for the teachers in the province’s lingering education dispute, a new Insights West… Read more »

BC Prefers Arbitration, Not Legislation, To End Education Dispute

Residents are more likely to say that the BCTF has done more to end the impasse over the past two weeks than the provincial government. Vancouver, BC – As the contract dispute involving the Government of British Columbia and the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) continues, residents are expressing a preference to reach a settlement through… Read more »

British Columbians Not Swayed by $40-a-day Offer for Parents

Most residents continue to support the BCTF and not the provincial government in the lingering contract dispute. Vancouver, BC – With the scheduled start of the school year less than a month away, a new Insights West survey has found that most British Columbians reacted negatively to the provincial government’s idea of giving money to… Read more »

Almost Half of British Columbians Dissatisfied with Government on LNG

TransLink and foreign ownership in housing are among Victoria’s lowest-ranked files. Vancouver, BC – The year-end Insights West “BC Government Report Card” conducted in partnership with Business in Vancouver shows that the public’s perception of the government’s push for the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has become more negative since 2013. The online survey… Read more »

Concerns Over Housing and Poverty Intensify in British Columbia

No file or decision taken by the provincial government is seen positively by half of residents. Vancouver, BC – With the next provincial election scheduled to take place in less than a year, the Insights West “BC Government Report Card” conducted in partnership with Business in Vancouver shows that several decisions taken by the provincial… Read more »

Confidence on Issues Eroding for British Columbia Government

Fewer residents are expressing satisfaction with how the economy and energy files are being handled. Vancouver, BC – The third Insights West “BC Government Report Card” conducted in partnership with Business in Vancouver shows that residents of the province are losing confidence on the way Victoria is dealing with several pressing issues. In the online… Read more »

Education and Accountability Among Worst Files for BC Government

The provincial government has not recovered lost ground on the economy, accountability and energy. Vancouver, BC – The fourth Insights West “BC Government Report Card” conducted in partnership with Business in Vancouver shows that British Columbians are giving paltry ratings to Christy Clark and the BC Liberals on several important files. The online survey of… Read more »