Mario Canseco

When to hold it, what to wear when celebrating it: Halloween hot-button issues

As Halloween approaches, the excitement of children is evident across Canada. Our focus over the past two years has not been placed on costumes and masks, and we spent a long time discussing the...

There are more Canadian organ donation supporters than registered Canadian donors

Decades ago, the notion of organ and tissue donation after death was regarded as controversial, particularly in some religious communities. Times have changed. When Research Co. and Glacier Media...

Survey: Support growing in Canada for decriminalizing all drugs for personal use

More than a million Americans have lost their lives in this century on account of drug overdoses. In Canada, the number of daily opioid-related deaths has grown dramatically, from eight in 2016 to...

BC NDP leadership change promises to redraw province’s political landscape

Research Co. and Glacier Media polled British Columbians on their support for various parties, leaders and outcomes

Survey: Confusion reigns supreme in reasons for low voter turnout in civic elections

In late 2018, a survey I collaborated on for the City of Vancouver sought to review why more than half of eligible voters chose not to cast a ballot in that year’s municipal election. The top three...

Survey: Legal cannabis dealers starting to gain market share in Canada

This month marks the fourth anniversary of marijuana becoming legal in Canada. A promise made by Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau in the 2015 federal election campaign became a reality...

Survey: Pandemic’s changes to travel and other business practices appear permanent

In August, Research Co. and Glacier Media asked Canadians about the “Great Break-Up,” or the notion that the pandemic had enabled couples to realize that they were not meant to be together. Late last...

Survey: Real action needed now on Indigenous reconciliation issues, poll finds

Over the past few weeks, politicians have been particularly active in three Canadian provinces. British Columbians and Ontarians are in the middle of municipal election campaigns, and Quebec will...

Survey: Growing number of British Columbians say health-care system in need of major rehab

For many months during the COVID-19 pandemic, satisfaction with the performance of the provincial government in British Columbia was one of the highest in Canada. While Ontario and Alberta...

Canadians leading the politically correct parade in North America

Canadians and Americans take to social media every day to register their displeasure about politics, sports and entertainment. The events of the past three years have provided a unique opportunity to...