Your Insights on Separated Bike Lanes in Vancouver

Three-in-five Metro Vancouver residents support the bike lane initiative, and seven-in-ten would endorse the implementation of a bicycle sharing system, similar to the ones currently in place in London, Paris and Montreal. Vancouver, BC – Almost three years have passed since the City of Vancouver introduced separated bike lanes in certain areas of the municipality,… Read more »

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 »

Most Albertans Voice Support for Legalizing Marijuana

Seven-in-ten residents reject the notion that other countries would have to legalize marijuana before Canada changes its guidelines. Calgary, AB – While roughly half of Albertans claim to have never tried marijuana, a majority of the province’s residents are in favour of legalization, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of… 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 »

Terry Fox is the Most Admired British Columbian

Campbell and Clark tied as worst heads of government since 1986. Vancouver, BC – As British Columbians get ready to observe BC Day, a new Insights West poll has found that Terry Fox is the most revered figure from the province. The online survey of a representative provincial sample also shows that most British Columbians… 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 »

Canadians Want Alternative Medicine as Part of Health Care System

Three-in-four Canadians believe the federal government should not approve homeopathic claims unless they are supported by scientific evidence. Vancouver, BC – Most Canadians have tried alternative medicine, and a majority would like to see the health care system funding these remedies for people who want to try them, a new Canada-wide Insights West poll has… Read more »

Federal Conservatives Drop, NDP and Liberals Gain in British Columbia

Residents give the federal government low ratings on the environment, accountability and poverty. Vancouver, BC – The Conservative Party has lost support since the last federal election in British Columbia, while two opposition parties have improved, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a representative provincial sample shows that, if a… Read more »

British Columbians Support the Legalization of Marijuana

Most residents agree with the City of Vancouver’s recent decision to approve new regulations for marijuana dispensaries. Vancouver, BC – The notion of legalizing and taxing marijuana is very popular in British Columbia, although concerns over an increase in cases of impaired driving persists, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey… Read more »