02 Oct 2013

Atlantic Canadians Support a West-to-East Pipeline

HALIFAX:  Atlantic Canadians are in favour of the development of a west-to-east pipeline, according to the latest survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. More specifically, two-thirds (66%) of Atlantic Canadian residents support a west-to-east pipeline, also known as the Energy East Pipeline, that would bring crude oil from Western Canada to refineries in Eastern Canada. Meanwhile, just over two in ten (22%) are opposed to this development, while just over one in ten (12%) are not sure or do not offer an opinion.

“Atlantic Canadians support the proposed Energy East Pipeline by a three-to-one margin,” according to Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “This level of public support in the region will be encouraging news for proponents of the pipeline.”

Support for the Energy East Pipeline is similar across the region with residents in all four provinces equally likely to offer their support. Across the population, support is higher among older residents compared to younger Atlantic Canadians.

These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a telephone sample of 1500 adult Atlantic Canadians, conducted from August 7 to September 1, 2013, with overall results accurate to within ± 2.5 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

For more information, please contact:
Don Mills, Chairman and CEO at (902) 493-3838
Margaret Brigley, President and COO at (902) 493-3830

View full media release here.

CRA Corporate Research Associates