Domestic Energy Needs a Priority for Albertans, British Columbians

British Columbians want to proceed with caution on LNG, particularly on the issue of extraction. Vancouver, BC – Western Canadians believe that the country’s own energy needs should be the most important component of any new national policy, a new Insights West survey conducted in partnership with BC Business and Alberta Venture has found. The… Read more »

Your Insights on the Trans Mountain Pipeline

While awareness of the Northern Gateway Pipeline project is almost universal (96% in BC; 87% in AB), only 60% of British Columbians and 28% of Alberta adults are aware of the Trans Mountain Pipeline project. Vancouver, BC / Calgary, AB  – A recent Insights West online poll surveyed 512 British Columbians and 562 Albertans and found… Read more »

Metro Vancouver Still Divided on Coal Shipping Facility

Two thirds of residents are concerned over the effect coal may have on air quality. Vancouver, BC – There is no consensus in Metro Vancouver on the recently approved coal transport facility at Fraser Surrey Docks, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative sample of Metro Vancouver residents,… Read more »

Kinder Morgan Expansion Still Splits Views in British Columbia

Awareness about the proposed project has increased over the past year, and support is now five points higher than opposition. Vancouver, BC – The proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline remains a divisive issue in British Columbia, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative provincial sample,… Read more »

Fewer British Columbians Would Endorse Pipeline Projects

Support for both the Enbridge Northern Gateway and the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion has dropped by six points since July 2015. Vancouver, BC – Fewer British Columbians are giving their consent to two pending pipeline projects, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a representative provincial sample tracked the views… Read more »

Most British Columbians Oppose the Northern Gateway Project

Less than half reject the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion. Vancouver, BC – Most British Columbians continue to voice opposition against a particular pipeline project and are deeply divided when assessing another one, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a representative provincial sample looked at the perceptions of residents on… Read more »

Kinder Morgan Could Inflict Political Damage on Trudeau Liberals in BC

Oil tanker expansion a ballot-box issue for many 2015 Liberal voters, poll finds. Vancouver, BC – A new poll by Insights West shows strong opposition to increased oil tanker traffic on British Columbia’s south coast, including those voters who supported Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party in the 2015 federal election. The province-wide online survey of a… Read more »

Half of British Columbians Remain Opposed to Northern Gateway

The public remains divided on the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion. Vancouver, BC – The views of British Columbians on two proposed pipeline projects have not gone through a massive shift over the past few months, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative provincial sample, 50% of… Read more »

British Columbians Still Divided Over Pipeline Expansion

Roughly the same proportion of residents support and oppose the proposed Kinder Morgan project. Vancouver, BC – The recent provincial election and the swearing-in of a new government in British Columbia have not moved the needle on the issue of pipeline expansion, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a… Read more »

Support for Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion Increases Dramatically in British Columbia

The majority of residents are convinced the pipeline will eventually get built. Vancouver, BC – With Kinder Morgan’s decision to set May 31st as a deadline to create certainty for the company’s investment in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, and recent federal government actions to mediate competing positions in BC and Alberta, support for the… Read more »