British Columbia (CBC News) –
A survey conducted by the Angus Reid institute suggests that 58 per cent of Canadians consider the lack of oil and gas pipelines a ‘crisis’.
The survey of 4,024 Canadian adults was conducted between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3. Albertans were most concerned, with 87 per cent of respondents calling it a crisis. In Quebec, only 40 per cent of respondents share the same perspective. Results across the rest of the provinces were more evenly split.
The poll also suggests that the biggest support for pipelines comes from Canadians aged 55 and older, while the majority of 18-34 year-olds are unsupportive. Canadians aged 35-54 are more divided on the issue, with just over half of respondents in this age bracket calling the lack of pipeline capacity a crisis.