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Patients Offer Alberta Family Physicians Strong Marks for Care – Offer Insights on Non-Medical Enhancement of the Patient Experience

Please note: Research findings should be directly attributed to albertapatients.ca.   (EDMONTON) Patients express high levels of satisfaction with the care they receive from primary care doctors in Alberta, according to a recent survey conducted by albertapatients.ca. In the March 2017 survey, over seven-in-ten (72%) rate their overall last experience with an Alberta primary care doctor as “excellent/very good” (5 […]

Albertans’ Views on the Provincial Carbon Tax

Posted February 24th, 2017 in Alberta Politics, Calgary, Carbon Tax, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News by admin

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   Now officially in place, Alberta’s Carbon Tax remains a deeply disliked policy among voters, according to a February 2017 ThinkHQ/Metro News poll.   Almost two-thirds (64%) say they disapprove of the expanded carbon tax, with 50% strongly opposed One-third (32%) of those interviewed offer support for the new tax on carbon, while another 4% are unsure […]

albertapatients.ca Survey Suggests More Information Needed About Emergency Departments

(EDMONTON) Albertans tend to believe wait times in hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) are too long, but their perceptions are not always in keeping with their own experiences according to a recent survey conducted by albertapatients.ca.  The survey fielded September/October among a representative sample of Alberta patients further notes that while people generally understand the processes of the EDs, there are […]

Albertans’ Views on Legalizing Marijuana

Posted December 2nd, 2016 in Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News by admin

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll Public acceptance of marijuana is relatively high (no pun intended) in Alberta, particularly for clinical and therapeutic uses according to a recent ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll.     Almost 9-in-10 believe marijuana use, at the recommendation of a physician, is acceptable, while almost 2/3 believe it is appropriate in “self-medicating” situations   Even for purely recreational purposes, over […]

Alberta’s Provincial Political Scene: Stability Masks Future Volatility

Posted November 30th, 2016 in Alberta Election, Alberta Politics, Calgary, Economy, Edmonton, Media Release, News by admin

Alberta’s provincial political “horserace” has shown remarkable stability over the past year, with only modest fluctuations in party support. Currently, the Wildrose lead province-wide with 35% of the decided vote, followed by the NDP at 31%, the PCs with 24%, and the Liberals and Alberta Party in single digits. The governing NDP continue to dominate in Edmonton, while Wildrose strength […]

Albertans’ Views on Minimum Wage

Posted October 7th, 2016 in Calgary, Economy, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News by admin

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   Albertans are split on the Alberta government’s plan for increasing the minimum wage, although a slim plurality favour it according to a recent ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll.   Almost 1/2 (49%) of Albertans say they back the NDP policy of raising the minimum wage to $15/hour by 2018, while a nearly equal proportion (47%) disapprove of the […]

Albertans’ Views on Climate Leadership Plan

Posted September 29th, 2016 in Alberta Politics, Calgary, Carbon Tax, Edmonton, Media Release, News by admin

Support for the Province’s Climate Leadership Plan (CLP) has eroded over the past year, largely driven by strong public views on the looming Carbon Levy, according to a recent ThinkHQ Public Affairs survey of Albertans.   Currently just over one-third (37%) of Albertans offer support for the NDP government’s CLP, compared to 53% who say they disapprove.  Since introduction of […]

The Race for PC Leadership

Posted August 18th, 2016 in Alberta Politics, Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News, PC Leadership by admin

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll The PC leadership race has yet to officially begin, however it is clear that among those declared or rumoured to be considering a run, Calgary M.P. Jason Kenney holds the ‘pole position’, as found by a recent ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll:   Kenney enjoys the highest approval of any of the candidates tested (37%), but also relatively high […]