Most of us… think lack of oil pipelines is a problem

Almost 60 per cent of Canadians feel that the lack of pipeline capacity is a crisis for the country, according to a new survey by Angus Reid.

The poll found support for oil pipelines was predictably highest in western provinces and lowest (less than 50 per cent) in Quebec.

Support for new oil pipelines might seem at odds with the fact that most of us are concerned about climate change, but it may reflect support for the oil industry in general. The survey found more than 60 per cent of Canadians feel that oil and gas is one of the most important sectors of our economy (in fact, it was ranked highest in every province except Quebec).

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