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Albertans’ Perspectives on Living Through the COVID Crisis

Posted May 4th, 2020 in Health Care, Healthcare, Media Release, News by Marc Henry

(May 4, 2020 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) . (CALGARY) There is no doubt that COVID-19 is taking a toll on Albertans in a variety of ways, according to a new ThinkHQ survey. Financially, one-third report a disruption to their employment status since March 1st, and almost 30% believe they will have trouble making ends meet beyond the next couple of […]

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 […]

UCP Honeymoon Comes to an End in Alberta: Driven by heightened concerns about jobs, the economy and belt-tightening

Posted December 16th, 2019 in Alberta Politics, Media Release, News by Marc Henry

December 16, 2019 (Calgary) After a contentious fall session of the legislature, Albertans’ honeymoon with the governing United Conservative Party is over according to a new ThinkHQ Public Affairs, Inc. survey. The poll shows a considerable slide in public approval for the UCP government over the past two months, propelled by growing concerns about jobs, the economy, and for many […]

Albertans’ Views on Separation

Posted October 18th, 2019 in Alberta Politics, Media Release, News by Marc Henry

(Calgary) Resentment toward the federal government – particularly the current one – runs deep in Alberta, but it does not translate into any serious threat of the province separating from Canada according to a recent ThinkHQ public opinion survey. While less than one-quarter of Albertans would actually vote to secede from Canada today, a sizable majority say they understand where […]

Calgarians Divided on New Arena Deal – City Council’s Approval Continues to Slide

Posted July 29th, 2019 in Calgary, Calgary City Council, Media Release, News by Marc Henry

(CALGARY) Calgarians are split in their feelings about a new deal between The City and Flames ownership (Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp. – CSEC) to build a new “event centre” which would include a new NHL arena.     According to a new ThinkHQ Public Affairs, Inc. survey, while there is considerable support for the notion of replacing the Saddledome, roughly […]

Calgarians Sour on City Council

Posted July 4th, 2019 in Calgary, Calgary City Council, Media Release, News by Marc Henry

(Calgary) The past year has been a difficult one for Calgary City Council, with a failed Olympic plebiscite, serious budget challenges, a small business tax revolt and senior business leaders calling into question the financial viability of the current Green Line LRT expansion, to name just some of the trouble spots over the past 12 months.  City Hall’s trials and tribulations […]

Alberta Votes 2019 – The Provincial Political Horserace

Posted April 9th, 2019 in Alberta Election, Alberta Politics, Media Release, News, Uncategorized by Marc Henry

As the Alberta provincial election enters its final week, province-wide vote intentions have narrowed nominally, but mask regional variations in party support which would lead to a decisive outcome according to a new ThinkHQ survey.  With advance polls opening today, fully 13% of Alberta voters are undecided and many are still mulling their final decision despite their current party leanings, but if […]

Alberta Votes 2019 – Voters Review Provincial Party Leaders

Posted April 8th, 2019 in Alberta Election, Alberta Politics, Media Release, News, Uncategorized by Marc Henry

The sour tone of Alberta’s 2019 provincial campaign is clearly reflected in voter evaluations of party leaders as the election enters its final week; in varying degrees, ALLof the provincial party leaders receive negative ratings from the electorate according to a new ThinkHQ survey.     Rachel Notley   The NDP’s election script has heavily emphasized criticism toward UCP leader Jason […]