Quebec prefers pipelines and Western oil, poll shows

A new poll suggests Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre may not be representing his constituents’ views on pipelines after all.

On Jan. 21, Coderre announced that all Montreal-area municipalities were opposed to the construction of the Energy East pipeline, which would travel through Quebec. But a new poll out from Leger shows respondents prefer pipelines over all the other options, and they prefer their oil comes from Western Canada, too.

The online poll of over 1,000 respondents taken in early February and commissioned by the Montreal Economic Institute asks where Quebecers think the best place is from which to import their oil.