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Albertans Deeply Concerned About Economic Impacts but Prioritize Health Response to COVID: Health Care Experts Lauded for COVID Response

Posted April 30th, 2020 in Economy, Health Care, Healthcare, Media Release, News by Marc Henry

(April 30, 2020 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) . (CALGARY) Albertans’ concerns about the economy and employment have climbed to record levels across the province due in large part to impacts of COVID-19, outstripping concerns about the spread of the virus itself, but when it comes to balancing economic and public health policies, a majority place a priority on health according […]

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 Marc Henry

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. […]

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 Marc Henry

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 Marc Henry

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 […]

ICYMI – Albertans’ Pre-Budget Views

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

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 […]

Albertan’s Experiencing Job Anxiety Amidst Economic Climate

Posted October 9th, 2015 in Calgary, Economy, Edmonton, Employment, Media Release, News by Alex Zagoumenov

With mass corporate layoffs, a volatile market and future economic uncertainty, our September 2015 edition of the Eye on Alberta reveals that Albertans are experiencing a high degree of anxiety in terms of their personal employment situation.   Just over ½ (51%) of those in Alberta’s labour force are concerned about job loss or a cut in work hours, up […]