Mario Canseco

Different generations sound distinct notes in music poll

The music industry has undergone one of the biggest revolutions over the past three decades. A countrywide survey by Research Co. provides a fresh look at how Canadians are listening to music, their...

Majority of B.C. residents support speculation tax, survey finds

Over the past few weeks, British Columbians who own property received their speculation and vacancy tax notices and were asked to provide information to make themselves exempt from the levy. The...

Jobs, environmental protection hold key to broad support for resource projects: poll

Note: This column has been updated. A survey conducted by Research Co. on behalf of LNG Canada sought to understand the support that exists for resource development projects in British Columbia and...

Older Canadians less hopeful about resolving Indigenous impasse

Analysis of the 2015 federal election suggested that two groups had chosen to cast ballots in overwhelming numbers compared with previous democratic contests: Canadians between the ages of 18 and 34,...

Queen reigns supreme among royals in Canadians’ affections: poll

As 1992 was about to come to an end, Queen Elizabeth II referred to the previous 12 months as an “annus horribilis” – a horrible year. There were plenty of reasons for the monarch to feel that way,...

Too soon to tell whether SNC-Lavalin affair is the Liberals’ Watergate – or Tunagate

The resignation of federal cabinet minister Jane Philpott has brought increased scrutiny to a Canadian government already blemished by the discussions related to the SNC-Lavalin affair.   Two...

Most Canadians don’t think Big Sky Country is worth big-ticket price tag

   We have all been exposed to online petitions in the past few years, but one that caught the eye of the media on both sides of the 49th parallel this month was unique. Someone identified as Ian...

B.C. residents want government to get tough on birth tourism

The history of Canadian citizenship is not particularly lengthy. For the first 80 years of the country’s existence, people in Canada were considered British subjects. It was not until 1947 that the...

Will that be cash, debit, credit, smartphone or iris scan?

The 21st Century has brought many alterations to the way Canadians relate to currency. The penny is gone (something that Americans should probably consider soon), our paper money has been completely...

No age group immune to stress over Metro housing market

Since 2013, British Columbians have enjoyed a holiday in February. For six years, Family Day was observed on the second Monday of this month, putting the province at odds with other regions of...