Your Insights on the End of the HST

British Columbians are still divided over the HST (52% support it being extinguished; 37% oppose) and there is a lack of optimism as to the impact scrapping the tax will have on the BC economy (28% anticipate a benefit versus 39% a negative impact) and on personal finances (38% anticipate a benefit, 15% a negative… Read more »

Albertans Overwhelmingly Reject a Provincial Sales Tax

More than a third of residents say the economic conditions are poor, but most expect the price of oil to recover. Calgary, AB – The economic uncertainty provoked by the recent drop in the price of oil has not led Albertans to embrace the concept of a provincial sales tax, a new Insights West poll… Read more »

Yes Still Ahead, But Metro Vancouverites Confused About Plebiscite

Only 36% of residents have enough information on exactly which projects will take place in their community if the vote is successful. Vancouver, BC – Support for the Yes side in the Metro Vancouver Transportation and Transit Plebiscite continues to be soft, as a large proportion of residents acknowledge having little information about what will… Read more »

Tepid Support for Yes in Metro Vancouver Transit Vote

A third of residents say they will “probably” vote Yes, while one-in-four are “definitely” voting No. Vancouver, BC – Residents of Metro Vancouver are offering lukewarm support for a Yes vote in next year’s Transportation and Transit Referendum, a new Insights West poll has found. In the first public survey conducted since the introduction of… Read more »