Monday, September 25, 2023

End Game: As Supreme Court ruling removes another hurdle for TMX pipeline, opposition against it rises

In the wake of a Supreme Court of Canada ruling regarding the TransMountain pipeline expansion (TMX), it would appear that another legal challenge against the project has come to an end. But in the court of public opinion, opposition to the twinning of the pipeline is heating up again.

The latest public opinion survey from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds opposition to the project has increased since June of last year.

Indeed, over the past three periods of data collection since June 2018, shortly after the Liberal government purchased the TMX from Kinder Morgan, opposition has risen 11 percentage points while support has dropped.

That said, a slight majority overall continue to support the project (55%).

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