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Pipeline politics poll

A new study from Vancouver based non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds that a majority of Canadians, 56 per cent, agree with the government's decision to approve the pipeline twinning.

The Liberals’ fortunes in the next election in October will likely hinge on their ability to convince Canadians of their triumphs, or at the very least, positive momentum and the Trudeau government appears to have gained a political win on the TMX decision.

However much of the support comes from Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Fully 85 per cent of Albertans and 71 per cent of those polled in Saskatchewan support the decision but are unlikely to support the Liberals in the next election.

The biggest pockets of opposition to the decision can be found in Quebec and British Columbia.

Three-in-ten British Columbians oppose the move and 40 per cent of Quebecers  say the government made the wrong choice.

Regardless of the latest decision to approve the pipeline, uncertainty still remains.
British Columbia Premier John Horgan said immediately following the announcement that his government will continue to fight the project all the way to the Supreme Court.

Ultimately, six-in-ten Canadians say the expansion will be built, though four-in-ten are either unsure or disagree.

Oddly enough the poll indicates 69 per cent of those asked in B.C. believe the project will be completed, in spite of the fact that protests have already begun.



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