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 »

British Columbians Skeptical of Real Estate Foreign Buyer Tax

Two thirds of residents think the new tax will not make it easier for British Columbians to own a home. Vancouver, BC – While most British Columbians support the recently implemented 15-per-cent foreign buyer tax, its actual effect in leading to affordability in the domestic housing market is questioned by a large proportion of residents,… 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 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 »

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 »

Divisive Election Leaves British Columbians Pondering Options

Balanced budgets, a ministry for mental health and addictions and a ban on grizzly bear trophy hunting are the most popular campaign promises. Vancouver, BC – The extremely close provincial election in British Columbia has left a large proportion of the electorate unhappy, a new Insights West “exit poll” conducted for CTV Vancouver has found…. Read more »

Outcome Uncertain as a Divided British Columbia Prepares to Vote

Weaver is the best rated leader, Clark preferred on finances and Horgan still ahead on health care, education and housing. Vancouver, BC – Age, gender and regional differences have pushed the two main contending parties in the British Columbia provincial election into a tie, as the BC Green Party is poised to have its best… Read more »

British Columbians Split on Government’s Economic Record

More than a third think the BC NDP would do worse than the BC Liberals on job creation. Vancouver, BC – Research conducted by Insights West for CTV Vancouver reviewed the sentiments of British Columbians on issues related to finances. Economic Management Most British Columbians believe that the record of the BC Liberal government has… Read more »