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 »

Extremely Tight Mayoral Race Developing in Surrey

McCallum ahead on economic management, Hepner leads on arts and the environment, and Rasode is regarded as the best person to handle crime. Vancouver, BC – The race to replace Dianne Watts as the Mayor of Surrey is exceptionally close with less than a week remaining before election day, a new Insights West poll has… Read more »

Surrey Residents Ponder Their Choices for Mayor

The ward system proposal is popular among residents, while the ferris wheel near Patullo Bridge is not. Vancouver, BC – With less than four months to go before Surrey elects a new mayor, Doug McCallum and Linda Hepner hold similar levels of potential support among residents who are gauging their options, a new Insights West… Read more »

Elect or Abolish? British Columbians Ponder the Senate’s Future

Most residents agree with holding an Alberta-style, non-binding election to fill the current vacancy in the upper house. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians express a preference for the abolition or reform of the Canadian Senate, and show little affinity towards the country’s upper chamber, a new poll by Insights West has found. In the online… Read more »

Vancouver Municipal Government Gets Mixed Reviews

The government is praised on tourism, sanitation and environmental protection, but criticized on engagement, homelessness and transparency. Vancouver, BC – The City of Vancouver gets good marks from residents on specific competencies, but is clearly not connecting well with the public on others, a new Insights West survey has found. In the online survey of… Read more »

McCallum Ahead of Rivals in Surrey Mayoral Campaign

Crime remains the most important issue for residents, but there is a large proportion of undecided and unengaged voters. Vancouver, BC – Safe Surrey Coalition mayoral candidate Doug McCallum holds the upper hand over Surrey First contender Linda Hepner and independent Barinder Rasode with five weeks to go in the Surrey mayoral campaign, a new… Read more »

Conservatives Edge Upward in BC Ridings as Local Races Tighten

The New Democrats are ahead in four ridings, while the Liberals are now leading in three. Burnaby, BC – The latest round of riding level polling conducted by Insights West for Dogwood Initiative shows the New Democratic Party (NDP) and the Liberal Party as preferred choices in the Canadian federal election, with the Conservative Party… Read more »

Canadians Wary of Donald Trump Becoming U.S. President

A majority of residents think a Hillary Clinton presidency would be “very good” or “good” for Canada. Vancouver, BC – While the next United States Presidential election is still more than a year away, Canadians are not reacting positively to the idea of real estate developer Donald Trump moving into the White House, a new… Read more »

Most Canadians Want a Referendum on Electoral Reform

Three-in-five Canadians claim to be satisfied with the “First-Past-The-Post” system. Vancouver, BC – Canadians are not particularly unhappy with the system used to elect the members of the House of Commons, and almost two thirds believe any change to existing guidelines should be put to a nationwide referendum, a new Insights West poll has found…. Read more »

Half of Canadians Want Proportional Representation in Federal Elections

Appetite to hold a referendum to settle the issue of electoral reform remains high. Vancouver, BC – Public backing for a new federal electoral system has increased over the past five months, a new Canada-wide Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative national sample, 50% of Canadians agree with Canada… Read more »