Ideas and Policies Key to Robertson Win in Vancouver

Stability a deciding factor for supporters of Hepner in Surrey. Vancouver, BC – Vancouver’s mayor has been re-elected on the strength of his ideas and policies, while Surrey voters opted to continue with the status quo after pondering other alternatives, a new Insights West post-election survey of municipal voters has found. In the online survey… Read more »

Robertson Leads, LaPointe Gaining in Vancouver Mayoral Race

Incumbent mayor still seen as the best choice for environment and housing, but NPA challenger connecting well with voters on development and city finances. Vancouver, BC – As the Vancouver municipal campaign enters its final week, incumbent Gregor Robertson of Vision Vancouver holds a slight edge over challenger Kirk LaPointe, with more than a quarter… 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 »

Tri-Cities, Burnaby Get Highest Ratings in Metro Vancouver

Departing Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is the most popular head of government. Vancouver, BC – Departing Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts holds the best approval rating across Metro Vancouver, while the municipal governments of the Tri-Cities and Burnaby get the highest overall rating from residents, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of… Read more »

British Columbians Demand Urgent Action to Clean Up Local Politics

Legislature has until November 30 to bring in much-needed reforms. Voters across British Columbia want to see corporate, union and out-of-province donations banned in municipal campaigns before next year’s election, a new survey by Insights West has found. “The appetite to eliminate the influence of big money in politics is not exclusive to provincial elections,”… Read more »

Vast Majority of Metro Vancouver Residents Undecided on Candidates but Most Agree it is Time for Change in Upcoming Municipal Elections

Two thirds of Metro Vancouverites are overwhelmed by the number of candidates and are having a difficult time finding meaningful information about them. Vancouver, BC – With less than a week remaining until British Columbia’s civic elections take place, the latest Insights West poll finds that most Metro Vancouver residents are still on the fence… Read more »