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 »

Half of Albertans Oppose the Provincial Carbon Tax

Three-in-five residents think the directive will make it more difficult for resource companies to work in Alberta. Calgary, AB – The carbon tax announced by the Government of Alberta is only endorsed by over a third of residents, most of whom voted for the governing New Democratic Party (NDP) in last year’s election, a new… Read more »

Metro Vancouver’s Multicultural Voters Gravitate Towards Liberals

Voters of East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian descent regard Justin Trudeau as the best option for Prime Minister. Vancouver, BC – Metro Vancouver’s multicultural population is looking at the federal Liberal Party as the best option to handle issues such as foreign affairs, immigration and refugees, a new Insights West poll has… 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 »

Saskatchewan Party Heavily Favoured in Provincial Election

Premier Brad Wall increased his standing on the approval, issues and “best Premier” questions. Vancouver, BC – The final week of the campaign has solidified Brad Wall’s position as the best option to lead the Government of Saskatchewan, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative provincial sample, 61%… Read more »

Manitoba Progressive Conservatives Hold Sizeable Lead

Only 23% approve of the performance of Greg Selinger, who also trails Brian Pallister in the “Best Premier” question. Vancouver, BC – Voters in Manitoba are warming up to the idea of a change in government as the provincial election campaign enters its final week, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online… Read more »

Kenney Leadership Bid Splits Views in Alberta

With former federal minister as leader, the Progressive Conservatives would move to first place in voting intention. Calgary, AB – Albertans are divided on the prospect of Jason Kenney becoming the next head of government, but his entry into the provincial political scene would boost the fortunes of the Progressive Conservatives, a new Insights West… Read more »

Wall’s Popularity Propels Saskatchewan Party to Large Lead

Almost two thirds of residents approve of the Premier’s performance. Vancouver, BC – The Saskatchewan Party is particularly popular as voters in the province ponder their options in this spring’s election, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative provincial sample, 56% of decided voters would cast a ballot… Read more »