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Public perspectives on Canada’s oil resources

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest national public opinion survey (conducted November 11 to 13), given the contemporary debate about oil, pipelines, climate and carbon, we explored some current views about the development of oil resources in Canada. Here’s what we found: • Our recent polls have demonstrated a Canadian desire to

Globe and Mail: Public attitudes a big hurdle to foreign takeovers

SHAWN MCCARTHY – GLOBAL ENERGY REPORTER OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Nov. 20 2012, 7:24 PM EST Asian companies looking to acquire Canadian oil and gas producers are running into a wall of resource nationalism, according to a new survey that shows Canadians believe the country’s resource endowment represents a strategic asset that requires federal protection.

Sun News Network: Canadians Want Nexen Deal Nixed

David joined Alex Pierson on AM Agenda to discuss the new Abacus Poll on the Nexen/CNOOC deal.  

Calgary Sun: Northern Gateway backers have upper hand: Poll

BY DANIEL PROUSSALIDIS ,PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU OTTAWA  – Despite years of anti-oilsands campaigns, a new poll has found Canadians are more likely to support than oppose Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline proposal. An Abacus Data poll exclusively for QMI Agency has found 38% of those asked supported the pipeline that would link Alberta’s oilsands and a tanker terminal in

New politics of the oil sands won’t be about the environment

The oil sands remain a highly divisive and controversial topic in Canada.  Opinion is polarized by proponents of development in Western Canada and its strong opponents in Quebec.  Albertans and Quebecers are as far apart on the oil sands as possible.

Winnipeg Free Press: You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet: expect even bigger headlines for oilsands in 2011

By: Bob Weber, The Canadian Press After a year of scathing billboards in foreign cities, a virtual revolving door of American politicians and Hollywood celebrities, and a very public trial over 1,600 dead ducks, it may be hard to imagine how Alberta’s oilsands could get any more prominent. Just you wait. “We’re planning to double

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