Tuesday, July 07, 2009

BC Canadians oppose their new Carbon Tax

Strategic Communications President Bob Penner says that despite the recent re-election of Premier Gordon Campbell, who introduced North America's only carbon tax, it is still strongly opposed.

"It's obvious nobody likes paying a tax increase, but it's pretty clear from this poll, and previous ones that we and others have done, that regardless of the substance of the issue, the Liberals have so far completely failed to sell this carbon tax," Penner says.
Every age group of British Columbians surveyed opposed the gas tax hike, from 50 per cent of younger people opposed and 35 per cent supportive to 50 to 64 year olds being 71 per cent against it and 25 per cent in favour.

And interestingly, women are more opposed than men -- by 66 per cent to 63 per cent.