Your Insights on the End of the HST

British Columbians are still divided over the HST (52% support it being extinguished; 37% oppose) and there is a lack of optimism as to the impact scrapping the tax will have on the BC economy (28% anticipate a benefit versus 39% a negative impact) and on personal finances (38% anticipate a benefit, 15% a negative… Read more »

Your Insights on the Northern Gateway Pipeline

BC and Alberta residents stand at two ends of the spectrum on the Northern Gateway pipeline: the vast majority (75%) of Alberta residents support the pipeline, while in BC, 61% oppose it. Vancouver, BC / Calgary, AB – A recent Insights West online poll surveyed 512 British Columbians and 562 Albertans on Enbridge’s proposed Northern… Read more »

Your Insights on Coal Exports in Metro Vancouver

  Residents believe the proposal to expand Fraser Surrey docks will bring economic benefits, but also voice serious environmental concerns. Vancouver, BC – A proposal to increase coal exports from Metro Vancouver through a new transfer facility has clearly divided residents. A new Insights West survey has found that half of residents across Metro Vancouver… Read more »