Mario Canseco

Generations point fingers at each other over bad driving habits

The experiences of Canadians during the daily commute can be very different. In some municipalities, we continue to see arguments over proper infrastructure, public transportation upgrades and...

Three in four British Columbians support current rules for physician-assisted dying

One of the most compelling moments of this year’s Canadian federal election campaign occurred during the televised French language debate, when Quebec resident Lise Pigeon asked a question about...

More Canadians would like to snuff out vaping, survey finds

Plenty of things have happened since we last took a look at Canadian attitudes towards e-cigarettes. The curious devices that entered our conscience as welcome additions to the realm of smoking...

Litterbugs, bad drivers top list of lawbreakers vexing Metro Vancouverites

The phrase “we are a nation of laws” has been used extensively to describe Canada on different occasions, including the observation of extradition requests, the development of immigration and refugee...

B.C. residents divided on province’s carbon tax as levy turns 11

Earlier this summer, British Columbia observed the 11th anniversary of Canada’s first carbon tax. Since then, other Canadian provinces, as well as the federal government, have established their own...

Exit poll shows half of Canadian voters support changing federal electoral system

The jokes and memes that have invaded social media following the Canadian federal election have included a bit of everything. For every disenchanted Conservative Party supporter who points to a...

Plumbing the depths of Canada’s other great divide: Halloween

The arrival of Halloween can be accompanied by characteristics that are not particularly joyful. Parents worry about their children trick-or-treating on what is usually a school night. Parties for...

Big leagues’ stereotypes don’t score points with young Canadians

The debate over the use of terms by professional sports franchises that allude to Native American and First Nations groups began in the 1970s. In this century,  some of the teams that have been...

Most Canadians favour NDP-supported Liberal minority government: exit poll

The 2019 Canadian federal election has ended the way the campaign began, with the two major parties in the country extremely close to each other on voting numbers – albeit not on seats – and with...

Public attitudes toward pot hold steady as legalization turns 1

A year has passed since marijuana became legal in Canada, following a decision from the federal government that fulfilled a campaign promise by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.   Legalization, under...