The National Post reports in its Tuesday, Nov. 21, edition that nearly four out of five Atlantic Canadians want last month's carbon tax carve-out to extend to more than just home heating oil, according to a new poll. The Post's Bryan Passifiume writes that the Leger poll shows net support for extending the federal government's three-year carbon tax pause on home heating oil to other forms of home heating at 77 per cent.
Of those, 58 per cent are strongly in favour of extending the carve-out while 19 per cent report being somewhat in favour.
Thirteen per cent of respondents were opposed to that plan -- 7 per cent said they were somewhat opposed to extending the pause, while only 5 per cent reported strong opposition. Ten per cent of respondents said they did not know.
Leger's on-line poll was completed between Oct. 11 and 14 of 402 Atlantic Canadians over the age of 18.
Since the poll was conducted via an on-line panel, no margin of error can be assigned.
Late last month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a three-year countrywide carbon tax exemption for Canadians who use home heating oil -- a move largely seen as a final effort to boost flagging party support in Atlantic Canada.
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