In case you missed this on New Years Eve while popping a cork of something bubbly, Canadians overwhelmingly want a nuanced discussion on energy and environment. The majority also support First Nations efforts to blockade pipeline development. Final counter point of note, Canadians find pipelines to be the most environmentally responsible way to transport crude.
Nick Nanos, president of Nanos Research, says “…the survey results suggest a level of discomfort with government policies that have been weighted toward energy development and away from the environment. “If people were satisfied with that, they wouldn’t want to have a discussion about it.”
Do you agree with the Nanos poll think that Canadians are longing for talk about environment and energy?
Michael Tyas is the managing editor of One River News. He graduated the University of Manitoba with an honours degree in environmental studies, and is a professional videographer and video trainer. He produced the feature length documentary "One River, Many Relations" in Fort Chipewyan. He continues to work with indigenous communities to share their stories around resource extraction, industrial development, and impacts on traditional territories.