Mario Canseco

British Columbians concerned about health care wait times: survey

Last month, federal Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer sent a letter to provincial and territorial premiers in which he vowed to increase health transfers if he becomes prime minister after next...

Parents grapple with the complexities of their kids’ career paths

As children and teenagers across British Columbia go back to school this week, parents across the province may be thinking about their future earning potential. We have recently seen how workers are...

Federal candidates face thicket of cynicism in B.C., poll suggests

In just a few weeks, Canadians will participate in the country’s 43rd federal election. Some candidates have already started to knock on doors to discuss why they want to represent their communities...

B.C. residents, Albertans don’t rule out cross-Rockies move: poll

For the past couple of years, it has been practically impossible to tune out the debate over the relationship between B.C. and Alberta. While opinions about the eventual conclusion of the Kinder...

Poll on Canadian food tastes is packed with regional flavour

One of the features of social media that users have grown to either love or hate is the discussion of food. Some people welcome the opportunity to learn from the experience of their friends and...

Poll finds support for system to boost number of organ donations

The life expectancy of Canadians continues to climb, particularly when compared with what is transpiring in the United States. A Canadian born in 2009 can expect to live more than 81 years,...

Fear of crime stalks B.C. regions

The summer of 2019 has been a challenge for law enforcement authorities in Canada’s largest city. During the August long weekend, at least 17 people were injured in 14 different shootings that...

Canadians warm up to harm reduction in fight against opioids

Next month will mark the 16th anniversary of the start of operations at Insite, the first legal supervised drug injection facility to operate in North America. Since 2003, 48 similar sites have...

Canadian voters give credit for low unemployment along partisan lines: poll

In early June, a tweet by Justin Trudeau garnered more than 3,000 “likes” and almost 700 replies. In the succinct message, which linked to an online news story, the Canadian prime minister celebrated...

British Columbians feel more kinship with Seattleites than with Torontonians

In one of his candid conversations with Brian Mulroney, author Peter C. Newman gave the sitting prime minister a piece of advice. Newman urged Mulroney, who was running for a second term in office in...