Housing Still Top of Mind as British Columbians Ponder Political Choices

The governing BC Liberals gain 30 points in six months on their handling of foreign ownership in housing. Vancouver, BC – More residents of British Columbia continue to look at housing, poverty and homelessness as the most important issues facing the province, the Insights West “BC Government Report Card” conducted in partnership with Business in… Read more »

Four-in-Five British Columbians Back Absentee Homeowner Tax

Three-in-four residents are dissatisfied with the actions taken by the provincial government to deal with housing issues in the province. Vancouver, BC – The proportion of British Columbians who would like to implement a tax on absentee homeowners has increased over the past year, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey… Read more »

Throne Speech Does Little to Sway British Columbians

Several of the proposals included in the document are popular, but many residents doubt the BC Liberal government will implement them. Vancouver, BC – As the Legislative Assembly prepares for a vote that may bring down the current provincial government in British Columbia, more than half of residents believe it is time to allow the… Read more »

Clark Drops, Horgan Stable, Weaver Surges in British Columbia

Green Party leader gains points on approval and momentum, but the BC Liberals and BC NDP dominate on issues. Vancouver, BC – Fewer British Columbians are satisfied with the performance of the incumbent head of government as the provincial electoral campaign is set to begin, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online… Read more »

British Columbians Oppose Fracking, Split on LNG Development

Support for the government’s LNG push has dropped, while negative concerns over fracking have increased. Vancouver, BC – Fewer British Columbians are supportive of the provincial government’s push for liquefied natural gas (LNG), a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative sample, 43% of British Columbians support the provincial… Read more »

British Columbians More Uncertain About Future in Province

Residents continue to have a hard time selecting the best head of government of the past three decades. Vancouver, BC – On the eve of “BC Day”, most British Columbians remain proud of their province, but fewer are convinced that their children will continue to reside here, a new Insights West poll has found. In… Read more »

British Columbians Still Getting to Know Political Leaders

There are no clear favourites on “authenticity” and “trustworthiness”, but more than half believe the incumbent premier would “say anything to get elected”. Vancouver, BC – As British Columbians prepare for the 41st provincial election, an Insights West poll conducted for Vancouver Magazine asked about specific character traits from the three main party leaders. In… Read more »

Anxiety Over Housing, Homelessness and Poverty Rises in British Columbia

Banning both the grizzly bear hunt and political donations from corporations and unions are the two most popular government decisions. Vancouver, BC – The level of concern about housing, homelessness and poverty in British Columbia has reached an extraordinarily high level, the Insights West “BC Government Report Card” has found. In the online survey of… Read more »

Most British Columbians Want Greens to Support NDP in Legislature

Three-in-five residents think a referendum is needed before changing the province’s electoral system. Vancouver, BC – A majority of British Columbians would like to see the BC Green Party supporting the BC New Democratic Party (NDP) in the Legislative Assembly following the outcome of this year’s provincial election, a new Insights West poll has found…. Read more »

Long Waiting Times is Biggest Health Care Concern for British Columbians

Metro Vancouverites support ride-hailing services, and few parents of K-12 children have confidence in the provincial government to handle education. Vancouver, BC – Research conducted by Insights West for CTV Vancouver analyzed the views of British Columbians on the health care system, the opinions of Metro Vancouver residents on issues related to transportation, and the… Read more »