Canadians Divided on Changing the Federal Electoral System

A plurality supports a move to Party-List Proportional Representation, while the Single Transferable Vote system evenly splits the population. Vancouver, BC – As the federal electoral campaign continues, Canadians hold differing views on whether to change the way the members of the House of Commons are elected, a new Insights West Canada-wide poll has found…. 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 »

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 »

British Columbians Are Split on Electoral Reform Decision, But FPTP Leads Among Those Who Have Already Mailed in Their Ballot

Chinese Canadians favour using First Past The Post over Proportional Representation system for provincial elections. Vancouver, BC – As British Columbia’s referendum on electoral reform continues, a new Insights West poll conducted on behalf of the Canada Committee 100 Society finds that residents are evenly divided on which system should be used to determine provincial… Read more »

Close Call on Electoral Reform: Results Hinge on Last-Minute Voters who are More in Favour of Proportional Representation

Those who have cast their votes are evenly split between adopting PR or maintaining the status quo. Vancouver, BC – As British Columbia’s referendum on electoral reform nears completion, the latest Insights West poll finds that voters continue to be evenly divided on which system should be used to determine provincial election results. The online… Read more »