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 »

A Large Majority of Metro Vancouver residents (61%) continue to Cross-border Shop, but Declining Loonie Having an Impact

One third of residents say the drop in the Canadian dollar will make them less likely travel to the U.S. by car. Vancouver, BC – Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley residents are less keen on taking a trip to the United States by car than they were a year ago, but the proportion of residents… Read more »

Albertans React to Neil Young’s Oil Sands Stance

Four recent statements by the musician are met with disagreement by a majority of the province’s residents. Calgary, AB – Last month, musician Neil Young launched a benefit tour to help an Alberta First Nation and made some controversial remarks about the oil sands. A new poll from Insights West has found that Albertans are… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Majority of British Columbians (62%) believe a recession is imminent despite a similar number (64%) who feel confident in the stability of Canadian economy

BCers’ fears of a recession are casting a negative light on expectations both for the Canadian economy and personal household finances in the future Vancouver, BC – British Columbians are feeling both confident and shaky when it comes to the Canadian economy’s prospects and their own financial situation over the next 12 months. According to Insights… Read more »