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Public Backs More Government Action to Promote Alberta Oilsands Refining

Posted July 21st, 2017 in Alberta Energy, Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, News by admin

The recent provincial election in B.C. has added a new wrinkle to the development of an expanded Kinder Morgan pipeline to the west coast. Christie Clark’s Liberals fell short in their bid to hold power, now relegated to the Opposition benches in favour of an NDP-Green Party coalition. Though approval for the Kinder Morgan pipeline lies outside of provincial jurisdiction, […]

Albertans’ Views on the Provincial Government’s Management of the Provincial Economy

Posted July 10th, 2017 in Alberta Politics, Calgary, Economy, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News by admin

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll A recent ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll finds that a majority of Albertans disapprove of the Provincial Government’s management of the provincial economy, and feel the NDP government has had a negative impact on their lives.   Over six-in-ten (62%) Albertans disapprove of the Notley Government’s management of the provincial economy, with almost one-half (46%) offering strong negative ratings. […]

Albertans’ Views on Gay-Straight Alliances

Posted June 23rd, 2017 in Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News, Uncategorized by admin

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   Albertans support Gay-Straight Alliances, or GSAs, with significant intensity, according to a recent ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll.     Almost two-thirds (65%) of Albertans favour the current policy for GSAs in schools, with 42% offering strong approval, compared to only 26% who disapprove   Support strongest is in urban areas, increases with education, declines with age, and […]

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 […]