Your Insights on the BC Leaders’ Debate

An overnight News1130/Insights West poll of 385 British Columbian residents shows that 68% watched at least some of the televised leader’s debate, and results suggest a tie, with 31% feeling Adrian Dix won, and a nearly equal number feeling Christy Clark won (28%). Vancouver, BC – A jointly conducted News1130/Insights West Poll overnight poll of… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Trudeau’s Victory is Top Story of 2015 in British Columbia

Premier Christy Clark is Newsmaker of the Year, followed by the province’s three new federal ministers. Vancouver, BC – Most British Columbians believe the change of government in Ottawa was the most important news story of 2015, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative provincial sample, respondents were… Read more »

Terry Fox is the Most Admired British Columbian

Campbell and Clark tied as worst heads of government since 1986. Vancouver, BC – As British Columbians get ready to observe BC Day, a new Insights West poll has found that Terry Fox is the most revered figure from the province. The online survey of a representative provincial sample also shows that most British Columbians… 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 »

Government, BCTF Dispute is Top Story of 2014 for British Columbians

Premier Christy Clark is the “Newsmaker of the Year”, followed by labour negotiator Vince Ready and Trevor Linden of the Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver, BC – The labour dispute between the provincial government and the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) is regarded as the #1 story of the year for British Columbians, a new Insights West poll… 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 »