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Alberta’s Political Landscape: Notley’s NDP Facing Tough Road to Re-Election, and Voters Unenthusiastic/Divided about Provincial Leaders

Posted December 11th, 2018 in Alberta Election, Alberta Politics, Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, News by Marc Henry

With a provincial election now only a few months away, the governing NDP have a very difficult path to re-election according to a recent ThinkHQ poll. They continue to hold a significant lead over the UCP in Edmonton (although the race is tightening in the Capitol-region’s suburbs), but trail badly in small urban centres and rural Alberta. In Calgary, vote […]

Nenshi’s Approval Tumbles (Calgary Municipal Politics)

Posted November 29th, 2018 in Calgary, Media Release, News by Marc Henry

The past six months have been challenging ones for Calgary’s mayor – a failed Olympic plebiscite, Council in-fighting and a very difficult 4-year budget cycle have likely all contributed to a notable drop in approval for Naheed Nenshi among municipal voters according to a recent ThinkHQ poll.   Approval for the mayor currently sits at 43% (with only 12% offering […]

Albertapatients.ca Exploratory Research – Prescription Opioid Use Among Alberta Patients

Please note: Research findings should be directly attributed to albertapatients.ca.   (EDMONTON) Discussions between patients and their physicians about the use of opioids to manage pain are relatively common in Alberta, although fewer patients actually receive a prescription according to a recent survey conducted by albertapatients.ca.  Among those who received a prescription opioid for pain from their physician, a bare […]

Perspectives of Marijuana Legalization in Alberta

Posted March 7th, 2018 in Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News by Marc Henry

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll A recent Metro/ThinkHQ poll finds that a majority (57%) of Albertans support the legalization of marijuana in Canada vs. 39% who oppose these upcoming changes. Similar proportions are strong advocates and opponents to the changes coming this summer – 29% strongly approve vs. 28% strongly disapprove   Support for legalization is highest among those under the age […]

Albertans’ Views on Stephen Mandel’s Alberta Party

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in Alberta Politics, Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News by Marc Henry

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   If the intent of Greg Clark’s resignation and subsequent Alberta Party leadership race was to capture the imagination of Albertans and drive party growth prior to the next provincial election, the strategy is having limited success in terms of public perception.   A recent ThinkHQ/Metro News poll find that freshly-minted Alberta Party leader Stephen Mandel has […]

Albertans’ Views on Age Restricted Housing

Posted November 27th, 2017 in Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News by Marc Henry

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   Public approval for “adult only” accommodations is high, as found by a recent ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll.   In January 2017, a Queen’s Bench judge ruled that age must be considered a prohibited ground for discrimination under Alberta’s Human Rights Act, and gave the Province one year to make appropriate changes to legislation. This Fall, the Government […]

Alberta’s Political Landscape – Is “Fortress Edmonton” Crumbling on the NDP?

Posted November 24th, 2017 in Alberta Election, Alberta Politics, Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News, Uncategorized by Marc Henry

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll For many political observers, the fact that the provincial NDP are now trailing province-wide in voter intentions may not come as a surprise – the economy remains stubbornly sluggish and the UCP has coalesced right-of-centre voters under one party banner. However, our November ThinkHQ/Metro Provincial Politics survey reveals deeper problems for the governing party.   If an […]

Public Support for a New Arena in Calgary

Posted September 27th, 2017 in Calgary, Media Release, MetroNews, News by Marc Henry

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll A recent poll by ThinkHQ/Metro News finds that public support for a new arena is growing among Calgarians.   Today fully 63% of Calgarians say they support building a new arena to replace the Saddledome vs. 30% who are opposed. That represents a modest shift in public sentiment since June when 59% favored a new facility compared […]