Mario Canseco

Housing remains atop the priority list for B.C.’s young adults

Since 2015, housing, homelessness and poverty have dominated the issue landscape in B.C. In the second half of 2022, we saw a bit of a jump in the proportions of residents aged 55 and over who were...

Mixed response to recycling, other environmental issues in B.C.

Depending on the municipality where they reside, British Columbians have lived for about a year without plastic carryout bags. A ban implemented in some cities was meant to compel the province’s...

Survey: Pessimism over the economy, personal finances in Canada is up across the country

Every six months, Research Co. and Glacier Media ask Canadians about the state of finances in the country and inside their homes. Our latest survey shows that a majority of residents are not thrilled...

Outlook 2023: Voters: Are you ready to return to the ballot box in 2023?

As of this moment, elections will take place in three Canadian provinces in 2023: Alberta, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island. There has been speculation that these will not be the only opportunities...

Survey: Russia fights its way to the bottom of Canadians’ rankings of foreign countries

Twice a year, Research Co. and Glacier Media review the perceptions of Canadians on foreign countries. The first iterations of this exercise usually saw positive perceptions for most fellow members...

Survey: British Columbians struggling to recover financial health in wake of pandemic

Three years ago, initial reports about a virus affecting residents of China began to make their way into the North American airwaves. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been far-reaching, even...

Survey: Service and other factors that trigger tipping’s tipping point across Canada

For the past couple of years, social media users have shared pictures of the “suggested tip amounts” they have encountered when the bill is brought to them at a restaurant or when they try to pay for...

Survey: B.C.’s justice system under-funded, overly soft on offenders, respondents say

For British Columbians who have not interacted with the justice system, perceptions are usually developed through media coverage. We rarely see stories about traffic violations, divorces or small...

Survey: More second thoughts about Canada’s chamber of ‘sober second thought’

In this century, Canadians have been mostly unaware of the Senate. The chamber for “sober second thought” has not been a main character in public life as much as it was in the 1980s, when its...

Survey: Canadians predict a merrier Christmas, happier holidays this year

For the past five years, Research Co. and Glacier Media have taken a look at the mental state of Canadians as we approach the holiday season. In 2018, 57 per cent of Canadians told us that they...