British Columbians Moving Away from Conservatives in Canadian Campaign

Most residents approve of Thomas Mulcair, Elizabeth May and Justin Trudeau, but only 28% satisfied with Stephen Harper. Vancouver, BC – The early days of the 2015 federal election campaign in Canada have not been particularly kind to the ruling Conservative Party, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a representative… Read more »

Metro Vancouver’s Multicultural Voters Gravitate Towards Liberals

Voters of East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian descent regard Justin Trudeau as the best option for Prime Minister. Vancouver, BC – Metro Vancouver’s multicultural population is looking at the federal Liberal Party as the best option to handle issues such as foreign affairs, immigration and refugees, a new Insights West poll has… Read more »

Saskatchewan Party Heavily Favoured in Provincial Election

Premier Brad Wall increased his standing on the approval, issues and “best Premier” questions. Vancouver, BC – The final week of the campaign has solidified Brad Wall’s position as the best option to lead the Government of Saskatchewan, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative provincial sample, 61%… Read more »

Manitoba Progressive Conservatives Hold Sizeable Lead

Only 23% approve of the performance of Greg Selinger, who also trails Brian Pallister in the “Best Premier” question. Vancouver, BC – Voters in Manitoba are warming up to the idea of a change in government as the provincial election campaign enters its final week, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Wall’s Popularity Propels Saskatchewan Party to Large Lead

Almost two thirds of residents approve of the Premier’s performance. Vancouver, BC – The Saskatchewan Party is particularly popular as voters in the province ponder their options in this spring’s election, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative provincial sample, 56% of decided voters would cast a ballot… 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 »

Canadians Give Trudeau High Marks for Foreign Affairs and Environment

Dissatisfaction with the federal government is highest on electoral reform, dealing with drug abuse and pending pipeline projects. Vancouver, BC – Two years after the Liberal Party’s victory in the 2015 federal election, Canadians are divided on which issues the current government is handling properly, a new Insights West poll conducted for Maclean’s has found…. Read more »

English-Speaking Canadians Divided Over New O Canada Lyrics

Strong disagreement with the new second line of the national anthem outranks strong agreement by a 2-to-1 margin. Vancouver, BC – The federal government’s decision to introduce gender-neutral English lyrics to the national anthem has divided Canadians who speak English, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative sample… Read more »