Your Insights on the Floods in Alberta

Albertans give high marks for how the community and its political leaders reacted to the crisis, and two-in-five have made a financial donation to assist those in need. Calgary, AB – One of the worst floods to hit Alberta in decades brought out the best in the province’s residents, and political leaders fared well in… Read more »

Most Metro Vancouver Voters Reject Amalgamation

The idea of electing City Council through a ward system is popular in Vancouver and Surrey. Vancouver, BC – Residents of Metro Vancouver are not enthralled with the notion of becoming a megacity like Toronto or Montreal, a new Insights West post-election survey of municipal voters has found. In the online survey of Lower Mainland… Read more »

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 »