LASER TALK: Canadian Opinions on Climate Change

UPDATED Canada’s Recent Polling Data

A November 2, 2020 poll commissioned by Greenpeace Canada has revealed that 62% of Canadians believe “now is the right time” for the federal government to address long-standing problems like inequality, climate change and racism.

An October 2020 from Friends of the Earth found that over 40% of Canadians are self-described climate voters.

A February 2020 poll from Canadians for Clean Prosperity found that the Conservatives can’t win the next election without a significant climate policy.

After election 2019, Clean Energy Canada completed an exit poll of 1100 Canadians. Of those that didn’t vote for Conservative, 76% said climate was one of their top voting issues.  And those voters gave the Scheer plan a rating of D.  59% of them also said they support the carbon tax, and only 16% were opposed. It should be noted that only 2% of Canadians belong to political parties and the majority of us are not faithful to one party.

It should be noted that if a snap election is called during this minority government, Citizens’ Climate Lobby is already prepared to investigate and produce a chart for voters to determine for themselves the efficacy of the climate policies of the national parties. The criteria includes GHG targets and evidence that they will meet those targets, paying for the transition, shielding the poor and middle class during the transition, support for farmers and fossil fuel workers and a list of policies that each party supports including  border carbon adjustments, the Clean Fuel Standards, ending fossil-fuel subsidies, Climate Accountability legislation (Bill C-215 ),  the National Climate Emergency Declaration,  enshrining the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People (U.N.D.R.I.P.) under national law, Canada’s methane regulations,  Bill-230, National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism Act, Support the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act (C-38) and the Impact Assessment Act (C-69)

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