QUEBEC – A new poll out of Quebec shows people there actually want Alberta oil, despite what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.
The poll found 66 per cent of respondents would prefer to get oil from western Canada, far ahead of the U.S. (7 per cent), Algeria (3 per cent), Nigeria (1 per cent) and the Middle East (1 per cent).
Germain Belzile is the senior associate researcher with the Montreal Economic Institute, which commissioned the poll from Leger.
“There seems to be a disconnect between the political class and the ordinary citizen,” said Belzile. “Not very different from the results we got last year and the year before, people like oil from western Canada and they prefer it from oil from somewhere else,” he said.
On top of the desire to get oil from western Canada, the majority of decided respondents in the poll said pipelines are the safest method of transporting oil.
That’s despite the fact just days ago Trudeau said there is no desire for a pipeline through Quebec.
Quebecers also have an appetite for developing their own oil resources, with more than half saying they’d prefer that over bringing it in from anywhere.