Mario Canseco

Almost half of Canadians think Canada should be a mosaic: poll

The past two years have provided several opportunities for Canadians to evaluate the state of race relations in the country.   Areas of Canada that were under severe lockdowns related to the...

Slim majority of B.C. residents see Indigenous territory acknowledgements as positive step

The practice of territory acknowledgements has become more common in British Columbia. A few years ago, it was not customary for elected officials to state that they were “on the traditional...

Poll pegs Pierre Trudeau as best of last nine prime ministers

Justin Trudeau places third in survey, behind former PM Stephen Harper

Pandemic politics playing into hands of federal Liberal strategists

One of the inherently selfish features of the modern parliamentary system is the ability of governments to call elections at the time of their choosing. The current federal administration will not be...

Canadians see light at end of pandemic tunnel, poll suggests

As residents of British Columbia undoubtedly learned over the past few days, we are headed into a federal election campaign. A visit from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau included “campaign-style”...

Support for weeding out gas-powered landscaping gear is growing

Last month, two very similar motions were introduced in Vancouver City Council to address the current and future use of landscaping equipment. Couns. Adriane Carr and Sarah Kirby-Yung want to...

New president changes Canadians’ minds about U.S.: poll

A year ago, the perceptions of Canadians on the United States hit a remarkably low level. Only 32% of respondents to a countrywide survey by Research Co. and Glacier Media said they had a positive...

Winners and losers in post-pandemic professional sports business

Canadian sports leagues have taken a more cautious approach to live sporting events than their counterparts in other countries. But even now, as some Montreal Canadiens fans are allowed to be in the...

Interactive map: COVID-19 cases in Vancouver, June 22–28

Number of new daily cases falls as vaccination rate increases

COVID year has put a dent in some Canadians’ pride in their country

Since 2008, I have had the opportunity to gauge the views of Canadians as Canada Day nears.   In the latest iteration of this exercise, Research Co. and Glacier Media found some significant...