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Public Opinion in British Columbia

In November 2004, a panel appointed by the federal government reported the results of a public review, which involved submissions from approximately 3,700 people. These results showed 75 percent of participants support maintaining the moratorium to prevent oil and gas exploration and drilling in Canada’s Pacific Ocean. This finding is in line with a poll carried out by Synovate Research that found 69 percent of British Columbians support maintaining the moratorium.

Click here to read the press release.

The Federal Public Review Panel said the most mentioned issue in oral and written submissions was the need for alternative and sustainable energy sources.

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