Media Advisory: First ever Comparative Canada / US Poll results to be released tomorrow


Results of the first Public Policy Forum/Sustainable Prosperity Survey of Canadian Public Opinion on Climate Change to be released tomorrow morning. The findings are the first of their kind to explicitly compare public opinion on climate change science and policy between Canada and the U.S. as well as supply regional comparisons within Canada.


  • Paul Ledwell, Executive Vice-President, Public Policy Forum
  • Chris Borick, Director, Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, Pennsylvania
  • Érick Lachapelle, Université de Montréal


  • Alex Wood, Senior Director, Policy and Markets, Sustainable Prosperity
  • David McLaughlin, President and CEO, NRTEE
  • Scott Vaughan, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

What: Continental Divide? Canadian and US Views on Energy and Climate Change: these groundbreaking academic studies are the first of their kind to explicitly compare public opinions on climate change science and policy in Canada and the US; and will provide a basis for discussing energy and environmental policy directions for North America.

When: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 7:30 to 10:00

Where: Algonquin Room, Delta Ottawa Hotel and Suites

Media are welcome to attend.

Caitlin Kealey, Public Policy Forum, 613-818-7956,
Jennifer Wesanko, Sustainable Prosperity, 604-347-5988,