Canadian Economic Insights – April 2017

Our latest Economic Insights Tracker explores attitudes towards the Canadian economy, household finances, investments and costs. Specific highlights from this short report include: Perceptions of current economic conditions in Canada. Predictions on whether the Canadian economy will improve, remain the same, or decline over the next 6 months. The likelihood of receiving a raise, getting… 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 British Columbians Say Tories Have Been Bad Economic Managers

No federal political party manages to get a substantial lead on six economic issues. Vancouver, BC – Canada’s Conservative government is regarded as a poor economic manager by a majority of British Columbians, a new Insights West poll conducted for Business in Vancouver has found. In the online survey of a representative provincial sample, 51%… Read more »

Federal Conservatives Drop, NDP and Liberals Gain in British Columbia

Residents give the federal government low ratings on the environment, accountability and poverty. Vancouver, BC – The Conservative Party has lost support since the last federal election in British Columbia, while two opposition parties have improved, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a representative provincial sample shows that, if a… 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 »

Weak Loonie, Economy Are Affecting Travel Plans Among Canadian Travellers

Only 18% of Canadian leisure travellers say their trips will not be impacted at all by the state of the national currency. Calgary, AB – Four-in-five Canadian travellers feel the weakness of the national currency is a reason to rethink their travel plans for the next 12 months, a new Canada-wide Insights West poll has… 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 »

Canadian Economy Viewed Favourably, But Regional Disparities Persist

Seven-in-ten Canadians expect to pay more for groceries and gasoline in the next six months. Vancouver, BC – While most Canadians believe the national economy is currently in good shape, residents of Ontario and Alberta are unmistakably more fretful about their personal finances than their counterparts in other provinces, a new Insights West poll has… Read more »

Banff, Vancouver and Victoria Are “Most Appealing” for Canadian Travellers

Calgary joins Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal as places Canadians will actually visit in the next six months. Vancouver, BC – As the country marks its 150th birthday, Canadians look at three destinations in the West as the most attractive places to visit, but three cities in the East and one in Alberta can expect to… Read more »