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The Liberal promise to return directly to Canadians revenue from the upcoming carbon tax has shifted public opinion to give the Grits a slim edge in support and has “mollified” some opponents, according to a poll following last week’s announcement. After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed the Liberals' plan for provinces that opted not to set their own price on carbon, support for the federal carbon pricing plan increased to 54 per cent compared to 45 per cent

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Trudeau rebate bumps support for carbon pricing above 50 per cent, poll suggests

By Samantha Wright Allen      

A new Angus Reid Institute survey found 54 per cent of respondents supported the federal carbon pricing plan after last week’s announcement. That’s up from 45 per cent support in July.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with reporters before caucus on Oct. 17. Six days later, he announced a rebate of carbon-pricing revenue directly to Canadians, which a new Angus Reid survey says appears to have 'mollified' some Canadians. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
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