MONTREAL, Oct. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - A recent international study by Haddock
Research found that the majority of Canadians think that climate change is
caused by human activity, and a majority also thought it to be a very serious
threat to the planet. 92% of Canadians know at least something about climate
38% of all Canadians think that their prime minister, Stephen Harper, is
"wrong-thinking and/or annoying in his opinion or actions to do with climate
change" - rather more than any other politician. Stéphane Dion, leader of the
Liberal party, does better than Stephen Harper on this issue - but not as well
as one might expect.
Certainly climate change has become a partisan issue in Canadian
politics, but an explanation of this could also be the way that the Liberal
party's opponents have framed the Green Shift plan. It has been dubbed the
Carbon Tax by the Conservatives, and taxes are an unpopular way of moving to a
low-carbon economy. Research by Haddock Research shows that, in common with
citizens from Britain and the USA, most Canadians do not agree with the notion
of raising taxes as part of a comprehensive green strategy. Canadians are much
more supportive of government investment and regulation to tackle climate
41% of all Canadians have found David Suzuki effective in shaping their
thoughts about climate change.
Visit www.haddock-research.com for the full press release.
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