Mario Canseco

Mandatory voting among remedies for low voter turnout in Canada

When Scotland held a referendum on whether to become independent from the United Kingdom in 2014, a whopping 85% of eligible voters exercised their right to cast a ballot. This was a significantly...

Environment is No. 1 issue for voters in federal election: poll

The federal campaign is now past the midway point, and the environment is now the most important issue for Canadian voters, just a point ahead of the economy and jobs in a recent Research Co....

Survey pinpoints concerns over rollout of ride-hailing in B.C.

If all goes as planned, Metro Vancouverites will be able to have plenty of options to get home from holiday parties this year. The regulations that will govern ride-hailing in British Columbia were...

‘Brownface’ controversy fails to dent Trudeau’s approval rating

Environment emerges as top issue for Canadian voters

B.C. poll respondents have a message for annoying callers

My first interaction with Sarah happened on social media.   Other Twitter users were complaining about the way she had interfered in their daily lives. At first glance, I thought they were...

British Columbians cast wary eye on continued Hong Kong unrest

The public unrest in Hong Kong dominated international headlines for most of the summer. A series of protests that began over the proposed imposition of an “extradition bill” has continued for more...

Odds are good that most B.C. residents view gambling favourably

Last month, the identity of the British Columbian who won the largest lottery prize in the province’s history was revealed. Joseph Katalinic, a retired fisherman, is now $60,000,000 richer after his...

Manitoba election outcome a precursor of federal parties’ fate?

Some elections in Canada are all about change. In Quebec, only diehard fans and misguided academics expected the Liberal party to somehow stay in power after the 2019 provincial ballot. A similar...

Most non-European B.C. residents have faced ethnic discrimination, poll finds

While immigration is not currently one of the three most important issues facing Canada for most would-be voters in this year’s federal election, it has been a practically inescapable topic over the...

Are B.C. buying habits being influenced by consumer activism?

There has never been a better time to register our displeasure with how companies treat us. The days of letters that were never answered and endless hours on the phone waiting for a representative to...