Recovery Underway for Progressive Conservatives in Alberta

More than a third of voters are undecided, and provide nuanced views on the first few weeks of the Jim Prentice government. Calgary, AB – The Progressive Conservative Party is once again the most popular in Alberta’s political scene, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a representative sample of Albertans… Read more »

Calgarians Clearly Satisfied with City Hall

A majority of residents say the municipal government is doing a “good job” on nine of 12 different issues. Calgary, AB – Almost a year after the re-election of Mayor Naheed Nenshi, residents of Calgary believe the city is being run well, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a… Read more »

Elect or Abolish? British Columbians Ponder the Senate’s Future

Most residents agree with holding an Alberta-style, non-binding election to fill the current vacancy in the upper house. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians express a preference for the abolition or reform of the Canadian Senate, and show little affinity towards the country’s upper chamber, a new poll by Insights West has found. In the online… 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 »

Albertans Expect Negative Effect from Budget on Households, Cities

Most residents believe the province should avoid holding an early provincial election this year. Calgary, AB – Albertans are deeply distraught by the latest provincial budget, with a majority believing the government’s actions were unjustified, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative provincial sample, 28% of Albertans say… 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 »

Two Thirds of Canadians Worried About Trump Victory

More than half of Canadians believe Hillary Clinton would be a “good” U.S. President for Canada. Vancouver, BC – As voters in Iowa prepare to participate in the first caucus of the United States Presidential Election, more Canadians are expressing concern about a victory by Republican Party hopeful Donald Trump, a new Canada-wide Insights West… Read more »

Concerns Over “President Trump” Increase Markedly in Canada

But most believe Canadian politicians should stay neutral and avoid public statements during the American campaign. Vancouver, BC – The notion of real estate developer Donald Trump becoming President of the United States continues to worry Canadians from coast-to-coast, a new Canada-wide Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative national… 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 »