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ICYMI – Alberta’s Provincial Political Horserace

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

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 […]

The Battle of Alberta – Which City has a Better Quality of Life: Edmonton or Calgary?

Posted March 28th, 2016 in Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News by Alex Zagoumenov

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   Few cities enjoy friendly rivalry more than Calgary and Edmonton, and our early March ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll carries on the tradition by pondering which city is a better place to live? And according to various measures of quality of life rated by residents, the definitive answer is…it’s pretty close.   Edmonton and Calgary residents were asked […]

Edmonton & Calgary Councils Enjoy Strong Approval

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   With Alberta’s next municipal elections now only a year and a half away, our early March ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll finds Edmonton and Calgary voters offering high levels of approval for their local city councils.   In Edmonton, Mayor Don Iveson enjoys enviable ratings, with nearly three-quarters (73%) of voters in the Capital city saying they approve […]

Big City Views on Water Fluoridation

Posted March 15th, 2016 in Health Care, Healthcare, Media Release, MetroNews, News by Alex Zagoumenov

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll     A recent academic study comparing rates of youth tooth decay in Alberta’s biggest cities has renewed public debate about municipal water fluoridation. The study, published in the journal Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, found that tooth decay among school-aged children has worsened at a significantly higher rate in Calgary than in Edmonton over the last […]

Calgarians Pan CalgaryNext

Posted February 3rd, 2016 in Calgary, Media Release, MetroNews, News by Alex Zagoumenov

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   A proposal to build a new $890 Million arena/stadium/field house on the west-end of downtown Calgary faces an uphill struggle as far as the court of public opinion is concerned.  Our January ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll found that while Calgarians are largely aware of and attentive to CalgaryNext, a majority do not support the plan as it […]

Fall Session Takes a Toll on NDP Support in Alberta

Posted December 11th, 2015 in Alberta Politics, Media Release, News by Alex Zagoumenov

Alberta’s NDP Provincial Government have now completed their first full legislative session, and it was both eventful and, in some respects, painful for them.

Seniors Caregiving a Growing Concern for Albertans

(EDMONTON) As Alberta’s population ages, a growing proportion of the province will be faced with caregiving for their aging relatives and friends according to a recent poll by ThinkHQ Public Affairs Inc.   Today, almost one-in-five Albertans participate in providing care for an aging family member or friend, but roughly two-thirds are either caregivers today or believe it is a […]

Perspectives on Seniors’ Health Care in Alberta

(EDMONTON) The burdens of an aging population on the province’s health care system is an issue weighing heavily on the minds of Albertans today, according to a recent survey by ThinkHQ Public Affairs, Inc. Further, the survey finds that Albertans’ confidence in the health system in relation to seniors’ care is troublingly low, and that most provincial residents are relatively […]