Ontario’s government sought the pulse of the public on environmental issues shortly after releasing its climate plan — and the results were not a ringing endorsement.
As part of monthly public polling commissioned by the government, Ipsos asked a series of questions in December on the environment, the results of which were obtained by The Canadian Press through a Freedom of Information request.
Just four in 10 respondents could recall reading, seeing or hearing something recently from the provincial government on the environment.
Further, when respondents were asked for their opinion on what they had heard from the government on the environment, 45 percent had a negative impression, versus 27 percent with a positive impression. The rest were neutral.