Mario Canseco

TV grapples with Netflix effect as more consumers cut cable ties

At the end of the 2016-17 television season, The Big Bang Theory was the most popular television show in the United States, with a rating of 11.5. This means that, whenever a new episode of the...

Corporate world not without its lamentable #MeToo moments

By now, most Canadians – and British Columbians – are familiar with the sudden downfall of Patrick Brown, the man touted as the “next premier of Ontario” whose political aspirations came to an end in...

Outlook 2018: BC NDP faces pressure to deliver on campaign promises

The year that is about to end was unlike any other in British Columbia’s political history. A close provincial election ultimately gave us two speeches from the throne, a government agreement...

Poll points to Liberals’ clumsy rollout of proposed tax changes

Given the amount of ink and airtime provided to discussions about the federal government’s proposed tax changes, one would assume that this is an issue that is gripping Canadians and leading to...

Look in the mirror to see where road to better driving habits starts

Insights West had the opportunity to ask drivers in British Columbia about what they see and do on the road as part of a comprehensive research project commissioned by the Insurance Corp. of British...

Poll finds politicians at bottom of trust list for professions – again

Insights West asks Canadians every year about their views on a wide range of professions. As was the case last year, those who take care of us and our extended families – nurses, doctors,...

Housing, health care stay solidly atop list of B.C. voters’ concerns

Economy and jobs, issues that handily topped the charts in the elections of 2009 and 2013, dropped to third place in the middle of the 2017 campaign As the British Columbia electoral campaign heads...

Handicapping B.C. provincial party prospects out of the gate

So, where are we in British Columbia as the campaign starts? There are certainly pockets of concern for the ruling party In the past two years, two long-standing governing dynasties in western...

Name game meets red tape in British Columbia

For a province that likes to boast about its efforts to reduce red tape and make life easier for residents, British Columbia is certainly behind other jurisdictions in making it easy for people who...

Canadians ambivalent about NAFTA as Trump takes office

In his first week after he became the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump effectively killed the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The incoming administration has signalled its intention to...