Leakage? The impact of recent pipeline decisions on Federal Liberal support

On November 29th, the Justin Trudeau Liberal government approved the Kinder Morgan and Line 3 pipelines and did not approve of the Northern Gateway pipeline, effectively cancelling that pipeline.  Pipelines have been high on the political agenda in Canada and as a centrist party the Liberals have supporters who both favour and oppose pipelines.  What Read more about Leakage? The impact of recent pipeline decisions on Federal Liberal support[…]

Energized Voters: Ontarians expect more but expect system savings to pay the price

To download the full results, fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Energy prices are a burning issue in Ontario. Innovative Research Group Inc. (INNOVATIVE) asked a series of energy-related questions for the Ontario Energy Association on our monthly mixed land line and cell live caller telephone survey of 600 respondents.  The Read more about Energized Voters: Ontarians expect more but expect system savings to pay the price[…]

You’re demonstrating value to customers. Shouldn’t your research partner do the same for you?

INNOVATIVE is a research and consultation firm that helps some of the country’s largest energy producers, transmission companies and distributors build better relationships with their stakeholders, customers and neighbours.  With offices in Ontario and British Columbia, we use a broad range of research and consultation tools to build a custom solution to meet our clients’ Read more about You’re demonstrating value to customers. Shouldn’t your research partner do the same for you?[…]

Social Permission in a Time of Outrage

Greg Lyle presented his findings and advice on navigating social permission in a time of outrage to the Ontario Energy Network. Among the points he made are: You need support to build things people don’t like and pay more for something we take for granted. As publicly regulated utilities, energy companies require social permission to Read more about Social Permission in a Time of Outrage[…]

Oil jitters on Canada’s campaign trail

Financial Times Susan Jaksich has a sharp sense of the economic jitters that will frame Canada’s general election this year as the real estate agent plies her trade in Edmonton.    The western city is home to many of the workers drawn to the oil sands of Alberta when soaring crude prices made the high-cost Read more about Oil jitters on Canada’s campaign trail[…]

Half of Ontarians less likely to vote Liberal if Hydro One sold, survey suggests

CBC Half of Ontarians polled in a new survey say that the selling off of Hydro One will make them less likely to vote for the governing Liberals in the next election. Innovative Research Group says it conducted an online survey of 1,012 voting-age Ontarians between Friday morning and Sunday afternoon. 20150428_CBC_Half of ontarians less Read more about Half of Ontarians less likely to vote Liberal if Hydro One sold, survey suggests[…]

Awaiting ruling on Northern Gateway, Enbridge works to fix a dented brand

The Globe and Mail Innovative Research Group pollster Greg Lyle – who has done consulting work for a number of pipeline companies, including Enbridge – argues that wider public consultation and the series of Northern Gateway ads launched last fall that feature Ms. Holder have had a positive impact in some quarters. He also said Read more about Awaiting ruling on Northern Gateway, Enbridge works to fix a dented brand[…]