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Climate conference cynicism: Vast majority have little faith leaders will make meaningful progress at COP26

Most take pessimistic view of efforts to reverse warming, feel it’s “probably” too late November 9, 2021 – The COP26 climate change summit has been billed as “make or break” for the planet, with nations coming together to commit to

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Climate Change: O’Toole’s carbon pricing gamble draws mixed political reviews

More Canadians than ever now view climate change as human-caused, but one-in-four disagree May 3, 2021 – Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole’s mid-April announcement of a new carbon pricing plan surprised many Canadians, including, reportedly, some members of his own

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Pipe(line) dream? Albertans want Ottawa to keep fighting for Keystone XL; but most Canadians say it’s time to “move on”

Most Canadians under no illusion regarding impact on Alberta, two-thirds say it will be “bad” January 26, 2021 – U.S. President Joe Biden’s early executive order to scrap Keystone XL, an eight-billion-dollar pipeline project to move oil from Alberta to

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Balancing act: Majorities say both climate action, oil & gas growth should be top priorities for next government

Division remains over federal carbon tax, but most want to do more to meet 2030 emission reduction goal September 5, 2019 – It is a debate often styled as “either or”. Either the federal government commits to policies aimed at

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Dueling realities? Age, political ideology divide Canadians over cause & threat of climate change

Past Conservative voters significantly more likely to say climate change is a theory not yet proven November 30, 2018 – With Canada’s place recently reconfirmed among the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters, the Trudeau government finds itself under increased pressure

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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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