Two letters to the editor. One from the east. One from the west.
The first, from pollster Don Mills of Corporate Research Associates, based out of Halifax, published at the paywalled site AllNovaScotia.com on August 29:
No fracking? No problem. ~
Weak economic growth and out-migration of youth? No problem.
Aging population and rapidly rising heath-care costs? No problem. Continue reading The hypocrisy of Atlantic Canadians?
First there was the big news:
And within minutes the Conservative Party of Canada unveiled the ad above and various politicians took to social media to sell it. Continue reading The pro-Keystone push begins
Did you see the latest poll from our friends at Abacus Data? Abacus finds:
- B.C. Premier Christy Clark is getting a big thumbs up from Canadians outside Alberta for her stand against the Northern Gateway pipeline
- More Canadians — again, outside Alberta — oppose the construction of a pipeline to ship Alberta crude to a northern B.C. port than support the project.
- Outside Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, a majority of Canadians do not believe the oil sands in northern Alberta and Saskatchewan generate wealth for the rest of the country.
If you ask me, these findings add up to political trouble for Stephen Harper and federal Conservatives as well as Alison Redford and Alberta Progressive Conservatives who have pushed a pro-oil sands policy that includes support for the construction of the Northern Gateway pipeline.
Continue reading Northern Gateway Pipeline opponents outnumber supporters, Abacus says