Mario Canseco

Survey: Support grows for B.C. anti-corruption commissioner following release of Cullen Commission report

More than three years have passed since the provincial government chose to establish the Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia, also known as the Cullen Commission. A lot...

Too easy for too many candidates to get on municipal election ballots, survey respondents say

Earlier this month, the Progressive Conservative Party earned a new majority mandate in Ontario’s provincial election. The result exemplifies how the barrage of complaints and resentments about...

Survey: City support for Metro amalgamation growing in lead-up to 2022's municipal elections

In just four months, voters in British Columbia will take part in municipal elections. We have already learned that some incumbent mayors in Metro Vancouver  – such as Jonathan Cote in New...

Medium-well and middle of the road for the majority of Canadians

One of the nastiest glances I ever received was from a research industry colleague after I had the temerity to order a steak “medium well” when we were having lunch. What followed was a scathing...

Making sense of eliminating cents varies across the country

In April, Research Co. and Glacier Media reviewed the way Canadians are making purchases. We saw some changes since 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic left many scrambling to avoid all types of contact...

Charities continue to be the hardest sell in the new world of online digital transactions

Last month, 71 per cent of British Columbians told Research Co. and Glacier Media that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic was “behind us” and a similar proportion (72 per cent) expressed a wish to...

Russia ousts North Korea to claim title of least-liked country

Twice a year, Research Co. and Glacier Media ask Canadians about their impressions of 15 different countries. Since we started tracking this question in 2019, it has become customary to see North...

Survey: Bike lane debate in Vancouver gradually losing its momentum

As voters in the City of Vancouver get ready for the municipal election in October, Research Co. and Glacier Media will spend some time reviewing the issues that come to mind when we think about the...

Pandemic’s retreat softening public opinion poll for politicians

It is often said, albeit not always in the right context, that public opinion polls are a snapshot in time. There can be a very different outcome to a survey if a question is put to the collective...

Public’s COVID-19 pandemic concerns, anxiety declining in Canada

Last month, Research Co. and Glacier Media found that a majority of Canadians (56 per cent) were “very anxious” or “moderately anxious” about COVID-19 restrictions and mandates being lifted in their...