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 »

Federal Conservative Party Remains Dominant in Alberta

Most residents say they would be “very upset” if the New Democrats or the Liberals form the government in Ottawa. Calgary, AB – The governing Conservative Party maintains a sizeable lead in Alberta as voters ponder their options in this year’s Canadian federal election, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of… Read more »

British Columbians Moving Away from Conservatives in Canadian Campaign

Most residents approve of Thomas Mulcair, Elizabeth May and Justin Trudeau, but only 28% satisfied with Stephen Harper. Vancouver, BC – The early days of the 2015 federal election campaign in Canada have not been particularly kind to the ruling Conservative Party, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a representative… Read more »

Federal B.C. Battleground Ridings Too Close to Call

New results released in seven British Columbia ridings. Burnaby, BC – With days left in the federal election campaign, riding-level telephone polls conducted by Insights West for Dogwood Initiative show races getting tighter in the Lower Mainland, North Island and Interior. “Many voters are still making up their minds in some of these ridings,” said… Read more »

British Columbians Still Getting to Know Political Leaders

There are no clear favourites on “authenticity” and “trustworthiness”, but more than half believe the incumbent premier would “say anything to get elected”. Vancouver, BC – As British Columbians prepare for the 41st provincial election, an Insights West poll conducted for Vancouver Magazine asked about specific character traits from the three main party leaders. In… Read more »

Anxiety Over Housing, Homelessness and Poverty Rises in British Columbia

Banning both the grizzly bear hunt and political donations from corporations and unions are the two most popular government decisions. Vancouver, BC – The level of concern about housing, homelessness and poverty in British Columbia has reached an extraordinarily high level, the Insights West “BC Government Report Card” has found. In the online survey of… 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 »

Canadians Give Trudeau High Marks for Foreign Affairs and Environment

Dissatisfaction with the federal government is highest on electoral reform, dealing with drug abuse and pending pipeline projects. Vancouver, BC – Two years after the Liberal Party’s victory in the 2015 federal election, Canadians are divided on which issues the current government is handling properly, a new Insights West poll conducted for Maclean’s has found…. Read more »