Even a push poll done for the National Post by Ipsos Reid, which included such obviously biased questions as "...would [you] support Kyoto if it resulted in 200,000 job cuts and $16 billion in economic losses?" came up with the following:
"...39 per cent of Canadians don't support the science behind global warming, the poll found. They believe melting ice flows, hot summers, and extreme weather events around the world are the result of natural warming and cooling patterns that rise and fall. On the other hand, 61 per cent believe man-made gasses are heating up the earth."
What's interesting is there is no info in the National Post story concerning responses to questions like "Do you support the Kyoto accord?" asked au naturelle. I wonder if that number is being suppressed. There is also no regional breakdown given. I suspect that out in Alberta they're clutching their oil rigs, with cotton-baton stuck in their ears so as not to hear too many inconvenient facts.
A companion poll, also appearing in the Post on-line today shows that 52% of Canadian Business leaders:
"...support the Asia Pacific Partnership, which has voluntary emissions targets aimed at controlling global warming, while 24% of those surveyed said they support Kyoto."
As per usual, the nation can't count on its entrepreneurs to do the right thing.