Mario Canseco

Getting to the meat of what Canadians think of grilling

With a federal election expected in October, Canadian politicians are currently participating in what is affectionately known as the “barbecue circuit.” For the next few weeks, community events will...

Canadian suspicion about Chinese investment is deepening

In October 2012, a survey I conducted asked Canadians about the proposed takeover of Calgary-based oil and gas company Nexen Inc. by China’s state-owned CNOOC Ltd. At that time, a majority of...

Survey reveals width of gap between Canadian, U.S. attitudes on abortion

In May 2011, after voters in Canada delivered what Stephen Harper described in his election night speech as a “a strong, stable, national Conservative majority government,” there was plenty of...

Most B.C. drivers support automated speed enforcement: survey

Late last summer, Research Co. took an early look at the views of British Columbians on the complex issue of automated speed enforcement. At the time, the Insurance Corp. of British Columbia had...

Television, microwave are major ingredients in B.C. mealtime habits, survey finds

Over the past few months at Research Co., we have taken a look at certain habits of British Columbians when it comes to food. We learned about their views on calorie counts and website visits in...

After re-approval of Trans Mountain expansion, most B.C. residents continue to support project

The federal government has re-approved the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, in a decision that was widely expected. Public opinion in British Columbia had been trending in favour of...

Survey reveals what’s most likely to give Canadians glowing hearts

With Canada Day approaching, I felt it was a good time to revisit a survey I had originally conducted in 2008. Back then, Canadian respondents were offered a list of 12 institutions and features that...

Free-trade deal with U.S. and Mexico divides regions, age groups

On the final day of November 2018, the heads of government of Canada, the United States and Mexico signed a new free-trade deal, known in this country as the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement...

YIMBYs outnumber NIMBYs in Vancouver, housing survey suggests

Many British Columbians and Vancouverites continue to identify “housing, homelessness and poverty” as the most important issues facing the province. A federal election will take place in four months,...

Trump bad for Canada, say 73% of British Columbians surveyed

Whether we enjoy it or not, Canada has already been subjected to the early stages of the 2020 United States presidential campaign. If a different person were occupying the Oval Office, the attention...