Citizen Society Research Lab

This report analyzes Albertans' opinions about their provincial government's carbon reduction strategy. After nearly two years of experience with the Alberta government’s carbon levy and rebate policies, a clear majority of Albertans (55.0%) remain opposed, considerably fewer than the 67.2% who were opposed at the same time in 2016 before full details of the rebate structure where known to voters. More than two of every five Albertans are supportive (45.0%), considerably more than the one-third (32.8%) who thought similarly in 2016.

Opposition is much more intense than is support in that more than twice as many Albertans (38.3%) are strongly opposed to the government’s carbon program than are strongly supportive (14.2%).  

Edmonton is the only area of the province to indicate majority support for the government’s carbon levy and rebate policies (53.7%). Substantial majorities in all other areas of the province are opposed, with opposition strongest in northern Alberta (63.6%), followed by southern Alberta (58.5%) and Calgary (53.7%).

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Provincial Politics - Carbon Plan 2018.pdf