Opinion Polls

The Carbon Market

While the sale of gasoline will as of January 1st, 2015 be subject to a carbon market formed solely by Quebec and California, a Léger Marketing poll commissioned by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) shows that nearly half of Quebecers are opposed to this measure once they learn that it could lead to a 3¢ per litre increase in the price of gas, versus 36% who are in favour of it.

Media release: Only a third of Quebecers are in favour of the introduction of a carbon market if it leads to an increase in the price of gas

Media release: Cap and trade: Quebec leads the way, at the expense of consumers (July 4, 2014)

Links of interest

Les Québécois soucieux des prix à la pompe plus élevés à cause du marché du carbone (MEI’s Journal de Montréal blog, August 29, 2014)Quebecers Want to Fight Climate Change But Worry About the Bottom Line (Huffington Post, August 29, 2014)
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