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 »

Government, BCTF Dispute is Top Story of 2014 for British Columbians

Premier Christy Clark is the “Newsmaker of the Year”, followed by labour negotiator Vince Ready and Trevor Linden of the Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver, BC – The labour dispute between the provincial government and the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) is regarded as the #1 story of the year for British Columbians, a new Insights West poll… Read more »

British Columbians Oppose Fracking, Split on LNG Development

Support for the government’s LNG push has dropped, while negative concerns over fracking have increased. Vancouver, BC – Fewer British Columbians are supportive of the provincial government’s push for liquefied natural gas (LNG), a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative sample, 43% of British Columbians support the provincial… Read more »

Horgan Connecting With British Columbians, But Clark Ahead on Economy

Most residents support banning political donations from corporations and unions, and just one-in-five think the LNG industry will benefit the entire province. Vancouver, BC – Research conducted by Insights West for CTV Vancouver reviewed the sentiments of British Columbians on the three main party leaders, as well as accountability, energy and the environment. Leaders The… Read more »

Northwest BC Residents Want a Revenue Sharing Agreement

Three-in-four residents believe provincial government financial support for their communities is worse than in the Lower Mainland. Terrace, BC – Eighty-five per cent of Northern B.C. residents believe it is important to have a revenue sharing agreement under which a portion of provincial government revenue from Northwest B.C. resource projects would be provided back to… Read more »

British Columbians Throw Their Support Behind The New LNG Canada Project

This project receives stronger public support relative to other large-scale provincial energy projects. Vancouver, BC – A week after the Government of British Columbia announced final approval has been given for a $40-billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and pipeline project in Northern BC, a new poll by Insights West shows a solid level of… Read more »