More Quebecers prioritize Western Canadian oil for its imports. They would rather exploit their own oil resources and favour pipelines as a means of transporting oil. This Leger poll, commissioned by the MEI, follows up on a similar poll carried out a year ago.
Economic Note comparing the benefits for the Canadian economy of private projects like pipelines versus public infrastructure spending
The public debates over pipelines have focused especially on their safety, on environmental risks, and on economic spinoffs. These are relevant questions, but they are often considered from a local point of view instead of from a pan-Canadian perspective. This Economic Note examines the four pipeline projects currently being studied and focuses on their economic impact for Canada as a whole by contrasting them with the effects of public infrastructure investment.