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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 […]

Alberta’s Provincial Campaign Begins – UCP Lead Holding

Posted March 20th, 2019 in Alberta Election, Alberta Politics, Media Release, News, Uncategorized by Marc Henry

As the provincial election writ drops, it is a two-horse race with the UCP holding a significant lead over the governing NDP according to a new ThinkHQ Public Affairs survey.  Province-wide the Conservatives capture 49% of the decided vote, with the NDP trailing at 38%, and the Alberta Party (8%) and Liberals (3%) well back. Currently one-in-five (22%) voters is […]

Alberta’s Political Landscape - Is Notley the NDP’s “Secret Weapon”?

Posted February 22nd, 2019 in Alberta Politics, Media Release, News, Uncategorized by Marc Henry

The lead up to the provincial campaign has the NDP government trying to draw a stark contrast in leadership between themselves and the UCP. The underlying premise of this strategy says that Notley is a popular Premier; Kenney is an unpopular Opposition Leader, and; it is better to have voters concentrating on “who will be the best premier” than on […]

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 […]