Mario Canseco

Three in five Canadians think Trump has been bad for Canada: poll

This year, Saskatchewan will hold a provincial election and there are plenty of rumours suggesting that British Columbia will consider having an early one as well.   Most of the political...

Canada boasts diverse mosaic of moralities, survey suggests

During the course of my career as a public opinion researcher, I have asked about topics that would be expected to garner unanimous backing. Still, it is impossible to say that all Canadians feel the...

Most B.C. residents recognize mining’s role in drive for zero-emission vehicles: poll

In British Columbia, any discussion that delves on the topic of resource development –whether it happens inside a classroom, in a pub or on social media – can be easily bogged down in absolutism....

Canadians losing sleep over money, finances and employment

If you have not been bombarded by mattress commercials on television over the past six months, consider yourself lucky. Whether you are watching a sitcom, the news or sports, there are many companies...

U.K. continues to hold special place in Canadians’ affections: poll

Last month, before geopolitics were thrown a severe curveball by the actions of the United States inside Iraq, Research Co. asked Canadians about their views on different countries. The exercise...

Alberta premier’s unpopularity blunts spike in support for separatism: poll

The year that has just started will mark the 40th anniversary of the first referendum on Quebec sovereignty and the 25th anniversary of the last one. As the new decade begins, the alienation...

Poll finds broad support for B.C. speculation, foreign-buyer’s taxes

During the last provincial election, British Columbians were primarily preoccupied with housing, homelessness and poverty – three issues that outpaced topics such as the economy and jobs, the...

Younger Canadians more likely to believe in astrology, survey finds

Astrology has been a fixture of newspapers since the days when reporters and editors could smoke inside their newsrooms. In some countries, radio and television newscasts featured hosts who would...

Removal of free parking won’t drive all Vancouverites away from Granville Island

Granville Island remains one of the most sought-after destinations for visitors to Metro Vancouver. The way in which residents and tourists alike can enjoy this place has been debated for years....

British Columbians dismayed by, disconnected on phone costs

Depending on where they live and how they get to school or work, British Columbians deal with entities they love to hate. Complaints about transportation are sure to flood social media when a ferry...