According to an internal poll from the Canadian government commissioned by the Privy Council Office (PCO), provinces of Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia have shown strong support for continued subsidies on plug-in electric vehicles (EVs), Tesla North is reporting.
The poll also received over 50% of support from those polled in Alberta and Manitoba/Saskatchewan. The data has been gathered ahead of the evaluation and deliberation on the country’s 2021 federal budget by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
The polling for the current data took place in November and December of 2020, and represents a large majority of the Canadian government’s officials.
Support was strongest for the federal rebate program in Quebec, B.C., Atlantic Canada and Ontario, the four areas that have high numbers of EV buyers. Quebec and B.C. currently have a provincial EV rebate as well, adding further incentive for buyers.
Canada’s federal budget will be tabled later this year by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland.