Re: Pipelines, Paris and cross-border politics: U.S. energy policies leave Canadaisn divided over how to respond.
This says, essentially, two important things…:
1) Canadians are self-interested and want what they want, so long as it benefits themselves directly. Alberta is clearly more likely to benefit from the pipeline and surprise, surprise, that’s where the highest level of support is found. The impacts on their children, grandchildren and the world in general don’t enter into their considerations.
2) Canadians don’t have a clue what the Paris Accord is and clearly don’t understand how the pipeline impacts our ability to meet our obligations.
In short, the poll confirms that Canadians want to have their cake and eat it too. Big surprise…