Environmental protection is a higher priority than energy prices, nearly two-thirds of Canadians told Nanos Research in a survey conducted for the Thousand Islands Energy Research Forum.
“Sixty-two percent of those surveyed said protecting the environment is more important to them than the price of energy,” van Loon writes, and 53% said businesses should be taxed based on their greenhouse gas emissions. One-third opposed new fossil fuel or carbon taxes.
“What’s interesting is that Canadians are cross-pressured,” said pollster Nik Nanos. “On the one hand, they don’t want new consumer taxes, but at the same time, they have environmental aspirations.” (h/t to InsideClimate News)