Brooks DeCillia

Political researcher

Brooks DeCillia spent 20 years reporting and producing news at CBC. He splits his time now between researching public opinion about energy and the environment at the University of Calgary and teaching journalism at Mount Royal University.

Latest from Brooks DeCillia


Where are all the places Canadians would feel most comfortable living? New poll answers Kenney's question

A new national poll answers the question Alberta Premier Jason Kenney asked last month while criticizing a survey of 1,512 Canadians that suggested half of Canadians say they'd feel comfortable living in Alberta.

The politics and reality of capping Alberta's oil and gas emissions

Whether another war with Ottawa will help boost Kenney’s flagging political fortunes — and whether his usual allies in the oilpatch will have his back this time.

Alberta bound? Only half of Canadians say they'd feel comfortable making the move

A new poll suggests many Canadians think Alberta is a good place to raise a family, but half say they wouldn’t feel comfortable living there themselves and worry about the province’s attitude toward climate change.

Many Albertans are frustrated and angry with the unvaccinated, but what to do with those feelings?

As Alberta continues to deal with its fourth wave of COVID-19, anger and frustration top the list of feelings Albertans have when asked about those who choose not to be vaccinated, a new poll conducted for CBC News suggests.

Albertans divided on remedy for coming 'fiscal reckoning,' says poll

Experts say Alberta’s mounting deficit means hard choices are coming, but a new CBC News poll suggests Albertans remain divided about the best remedy for the coming “reckoning.”

Fair Deal panel report underlines challenges for Kenney when rhetoric meets reality

Jason Kenney's handling of the Fair Deal panel’s recommendations suggests the government knows it doesn’t have the public onside with the big recommendations contained in the report yet.

CBC News poll: Kenney, UCP would handily win election if held now

A new CBC News-Road Ahead poll suggests that, even though UCP support is down from last year’s election, it's still high enough to capture another majority government.

CBC News poll: Why the economic crisis could speed up transition to renewable energy

A new poll for CBC News suggests 79 per cent of Albertans think the province should transition toward renewable energy.

CBC News Poll: In experts we trust (at least, more than we used to)

A new poll for CBC News suggests that even before COVID-19 spread across the globe, Albertans’ trust in experts was on the rise.

CBC News poll: Albertans were already anxious. Then, the floor dropped out

A new CBC News poll finds that seven in 10 Albertans think the provincial economy is getting worse.