Opinion Polls

Oil in Quebec

Quebecers’ opinions about the development of oil, its provenance, and its transport diverge markedly from what is often heard from certain interest groups, and from certain members of the political elite, according to the results of a Léger poll commissioned by the MEI. Generally speaking, Quebecers are open to oil development and are pragmatic when it comes to its provenance and transport.

Media release: Quebecers would rather develop the province’s own oil, as well as import it from Western Canada, and transport it with pipelines

Links of interest

Quebecers say YES… pipelines and Alberta oil! (Sun Media papers, February 16, 2015)Les Québécois et le pétrole (The MEI’s Journal de Montréal blog, February 16, 2016)

Anticosti, pipelines et pétrole : la majorité silencieuse se révèle pragmatique (The MEI’s Journal de Montréal blog, February 17, 2016)

Interview with Michel Kelly-Gagnon (Rob Snow Show, 580 CFRA, February 16, 2016)Interview (in French) with Vincent Geloso (Isabelle Maréchal, 98,5 FM, February 17, 2016) Interview (in French) with Youri Chassin (À la une, ARGENT, February 16, 2015)Report (in French) with Michel Kelly-Gagnon (Le TVA 22 h, February 15, 2016)


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