Cleland, McLeod, Gattinger: Are Canadians that enthused about clean energy?
Ottawa Citizen

By Michael Cleland, Trevor McLeod and Monica Gattinger, Ottawa Citizen, October 5, 2016

You can’t look anywhere these days without seeing evidence that politicians are either ignoring or misreading the will of the people. They do so at their own peril.

Consider the U.S. Republican Party, which has come close to self-destructing because its leadership misread the grassroots. Think of Brexit, which many in elite circles thought unimaginable.

Those in energy circles can be just as tone deaf. Some believe the public overwhelmingly supports a shift to low or zero emissions energy. After all, that is what the opinion polls seem to suggest.

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