Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Smug Alert

In today's Globe and Mail, John Ibbitson writes about the latest poll findings from Strategic Counsel. (Sorry it's behind a subscription wall).

According to the poll 17 per cent of Canadians cite the environment as the issue which most concerns them, the highest its been since 1989.

But the problem for environmentalists, says Allan Gregg of Strategic Counsel, is that "while they (Canadians) see the problem affecting them, they still don't see themselves as part of the solution."

In other words, as Ibbitson writes, "they aren't yet ready to make the environment a ballot question at an election, or to personally sacrifice their standard of living for the sake of the planet."

If all this sounds familiar to readers of this blog, it should.

I said the same thing a few days ago, without benefit of a costly poll.

And some people actually question my claim to being one of the top five political minds in the country!!

1 comment:

Kirk West said...

Well, we certainly can't accuse you of being modest now, can we? ;)