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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 […]

ICYMI – Albertans Support Calgary 2026 Winter Olympics Bid

Posted August 18th, 2016 in Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News by admin

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   Most Albertans support the notion of Calgary bidding to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, as found by a recent ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll.   The Poll found that 54% of Albertans approve of the idea, while 33% disapprove. Regionally, support is highest in Calgary with 60% approval, and lowest in Edmonton at 44%.   Click the link […]

Premier’s Approval Drops

Posted August 5th, 2016 in Alberta Politics, Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News by admin

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   Premier Notley’s personal approval has dipped to its lowest point since the 2015 election, as found by a recent ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll:     Notley’s approval is now at 37% (17% strongly, 20% somewhat) vs. 54% disapproval (41% strongly, 13% somewhat), representing a 7 percentage point drop since late May   With 51% approval, the Premier’s […]

Alberta Patients’ Views on Physician Assisted Death

(EDMONTON) Alberta patients offer high levels of support for physician-assisted death and for the draft guidelines being developed to facilitate the practice in Alberta, according to a recent survey conducted by albertapatients. Indeed, the March 2016 survey reveals that if faced with a grievous and irremediable medical condition, fewer than one-in-five would not consider physician-assisted dying themselves. The poll also […]

ICYMI – Albertans’ Pre-Budget Views

Posted April 12th, 2016 in Alberta Provincial Budget, Economy, Media Release, MetroNews, News by admin

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll Thursday’s provincial budget is a pivotal one for the NDP. Conventional wisdom would suggest that a new government faced with outside economic challenges beyond their control, as the NDP are today, would garner little blame for economic misfortune. Conventional wisdom is wrong.   Economists may question whether or not it is a fair evaluation, but according to […]

ICYMI – Alberta’s Provincial Political Horserace

Posted April 12th, 2016 in Alberta Politics, Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News by admin

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   A close three-way race between the Wildrose, NDP and PCs province-wide masks a politically balkanized province, as found by a recent ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll:   Province-wide, the Wildrose holds a modest lead with 34% of decided voters saying they would support them in the next provincial election. The NDP (27%) and PCs (25%) are still very […]