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The price ain’t right: Canadians liked carbon tax in theory, but support declines as plan becomes a reality

Canadians concerned their industries may face disadvantage as Trump pulls out of Paris Agreement July 5, 2017– A new study from the Angus Reid Institute indicates Canadian support for federal carbon pricing has cooled as the issue morphs from plan

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Pipelines, Paris and cross-border politics: US energy policies leave Canadians divided over how to respond

Most want Canada to maintain its climate commitments, even if U.S. pulls out of Paris Agreement March 9, 2017 – With Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in Houston this week for North America’s largest energy industry conference, and Prime Minister Justin

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Pipeline Politics: Government decisions on TransMountain, Northern Gateway reflect public opinion

By Dave Korzinski and Ian Holliday, Research Associates November 29, 2016 – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that his government has made decisions on three pipeline projects, approving two (Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain expansion and Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement) and rejecting the

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Rocky Mountain Rumble: Alberta, B.C. residents at odds over TransMountain Pipeline

Albertans are most supportive of the pipeline’s approval, while British Columbians are most opposed June 16, 2016 – As Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson and Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi  trade barbs over the National Energy Board’s decision to approve – with

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Canadians feel confident that marine shipping is safe, but they have reservations about transporting oil

Majorities oppose expanded oil shipping in the Bay of Fundy and around B.C.’s south coast  April 5, 2016 – Canadians see their nation as a sea-faring one and have mostly positive views about shipping and its contribution to the country

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Most say governments will agree to new emissions targets, less convinced Canada will meet them

Regional gaps divide country on support & optimism for next round of climate talks March 3, 2016 – Canadians are broadly supportive of the international agreement on climate change reached in Paris last December, but less certainty exists over the

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