Media Round-Up: New Poll Shows 60% of British Columbians Oppose Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project

A new Forum Research poll, commissioned by the Gitga’at First Nation, shows a decisive and growing majority of British Columbians oppose the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project (60% opposed, 31% in favour, 9% don’t know). This, despite a multi-million dollar ad campaign by Enbridge to convince the public that the project is safe and will bring economic benefits to the province.

If that wasn’t enough, the Vancouver Sun suggests

that the advertising campaign may actually be doing the project more harm than good. Big news in BC yesterday and today, including a new report on Global News this morning:

Enbridge Pipeline Poll Story
Global BC News Hour & Global BC Morning News – ‎Dec. 11 & 12, 2012
Political journalist, Keith Baldrey, reports that new Forum Research poll shows opposition to Enbridge pipeline growing to 60%; 68% among women.

Most in province oppose pipeline
The Vancouver Sun  – ‎Dec. 12, 2012
Opposition to Enbridge’s proposed $5.5-billion Northern Gateway pipeline continues to grow, according to a new independent poll that also shows the company’s multimillion-dollar advertising campaign may be doing the project more harm than good.

B.C. Native leaders plan declaration banning pipelines, tankers and oilsands

The Calgary Herald  – ‎Dec. 12, 2012
First nations leaders are expected to sign a declaration of indigenous law banning pipelines, tankers and oilsands in British Columbia at a Vancouver press conference tomorrow.

Residents still against pipeline: poll
The Prince George Citizen  – ‎Dec. 11, 2012
British Columbians continue to oppose the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline by nearly a two-to-one margin, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Enbridge Pipeline Poll Story
CBC Radio News Prince George  – ‎Dec. 11, 2012
Marissa Harvey reports on new Forum Research poll that shows opposition to Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline is growing.

Poll shows growing opposition to Northern Gateway pipeline
Global BC  – ‎Dec. 12, 2012
Opposition to Enbridge’s proposed $5.5-billion Northern Gateway pipeline continues to grow, according to a new independent poll that also shows the company’s multimillion-dollar advertising campaign may be doing the project more harm than good.


B.C. opposition to Northern Gateway pipeline higher than ever: poll
Metro News  – ‎Dec. 12, 2012
A new poll shows the Northern Gateway pipeline has never been less popular with British Columbians.

Opposition growing towards Northern Gateway pipeline
News 1130  – ‎Dec. 12, 2012
All the publicity money can buy doesn’t seem to be helping Enbridge sell you on the Northern Gateway pipeline…

More BCers oppose Gateway pipeline after map controversy, ad blitz: poll
TheTyee.ca (blog) – ‎Dec. 11, 2012
A new poll suggests that 60 per cent of British Columbians now oppose the proposed Northern Gateway bitumen pipeline. And according to the results, controversy over Enbridge’s tanker route map — which omitted 1,000 square kilometres of islands in the …


New poll shows 60 percent of British Columbians opposed to Enbridge Northern …
The Vancouver Observer – ‎Dec. 11, 2012
A Forum Research poll released today shows that 60 per cent of British Columbians are opposed to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. The poll, the third by Forum Research conducted in 2012, shows that opposition to the pipeline has increased eight …

Poll: 60 percent of BC residents oppose Northern Gateway pipeline
CKNW News Talk 980 – Dec. 12, 2012
A new poll suggests British Columbians are more opposed to the Northern  Enbridge might have spent millions on ads, including one that omitted a  First Nation spokesperson Andrew Frank toldCKNW Tuesday evening.

Gitga’at commissioned poll shows 60 per cent of British Columbians oppose Enbridge
Prince Rupert Northern View – Dec. 11, 2012
A new poll released Dec. 11 indicates opposition to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway project in the province is quite significant.

New Poll On Northern Gateway Project


CKPG TV – Dec. 11, 2012
A new public opinion poll indicates a majority of British Columbians are opposed to the Northern Gateway Pipeline project. 60 per cent of those questioned by Forum Research stated opposition to the project, 31 per cent were in favour, with 9 per cent undecided.

New Poll Reveals Increased Opposition to Enbridge Pipeline Project

 (Web & Radio)
HQPrinceGeorge.com – Dec. 11, 2012
Opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project continues to grow. That according to a new Forum Research poll conducted Monday night and commissioned by the Gitga’at First Nation which shows 60% of British Columbians are opposed to the project.

British Columbians turn their back on Northern Gateway
660 News Calgary – ‎Dec. 12, 2012
A new poll shows a decisive and growing majority of British Columbians oppose the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project. The poll shows 60 per cent are opposed to the project, 31 per cent are in favour while 9 per cent are undecided.