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 »

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 »

Most Canadians Want a Referendum on Electoral Reform

Three-in-five Canadians claim to be satisfied with the “First-Past-The-Post” system. Vancouver, BC – Canadians are not particularly unhappy with the system used to elect the members of the House of Commons, and almost two thirds believe any change to existing guidelines should be put to a nationwide referendum, a new Insights West poll has found…. 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 »

Half of Canadians Want Proportional Representation in Federal Elections

Appetite to hold a referendum to settle the issue of electoral reform remains high. Vancouver, BC – Public backing for a new federal electoral system has increased over the past five months, a new Canada-wide Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative national sample, 50% of Canadians agree with Canada… Read more »

Most Albertans Predict One-Term Tenure for Provincial NDP

But voters are divided on whether the province’s main opposition parties should merge, absorb or remain separate. Calgary, AB – Albertans who voted for the Wildrose Party or the Progressive Conservative Party in last year’s provincial ballot overwhelmingly believe the governing New Democratic Party (NDP) will not win the next election, a new Insights West… Read more »

Canadians Alarmed Over the Influence of Social Media in Upcoming Elections

Seven-in-10 worried about social’s influence in voting decisions, with eight-in-10 saying it will directly impact who gets elected in this country. Vancouver, BC – With a federal election just five months away, Canadians are expressing concerns about the influence of social media in the upcoming vote. Early results from our “Social Media Insights 2019 Report”… Read more »