Ottawa’s carbon pricing plan faces opposition, uncertainty, poll reveals

January 14, 2019 12:50 AM

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Ontario previously had a federally acceptable carbon pricing plan, with the cap-and-trade system set up by the previous Liberal government under Kathleen Wynne. When Conservative leader Doug Ford became Premier, he began dismantling this system as part of a campaign promise to end this “carbon tax.”

Forum Poll asked a number of other questions of the same 1226 randomly selected people.

Half of the Canadians surveyed reported that they were not confident that this year’s federal election will be free from foreign influence.

The most likely to be wary of influence in the election included those earning $20,000-$40,000 and those living in Alberta, among others. Respondents who felt confident that the election would be free from foreign influence were more likely to live in the Atlantic provinces and support the Liberals.

Meanwhile, 46 per cent of those surveyed said they supported the idea of a national handgun ban, with a third saying they strongly support a ban. And slightly less than half of those surveyed (46 per cent) supported a national pharmacare plan. About a quarter of the respondents (24 per cent) opposed a plan.


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