Energy prices: Quebecers fear the arrival of winter

Energy prices: Quebecers fear the arrival of e of winter

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Nearly 70% of Quebecers fear a rise in energy prices as winter approaches, according to a poll released Thursday by HelloSafe. 

< p>On this subject, Quebecers are more worried than the national average (67.7%).

About 80% of respondents in Quebec indicated that they were in favor of a rate freeze energy by the government, but 60.5% opposed “cheque” type financial assistance.

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Almost 6 2% of respondents said they planned to reduce their energy consumption this winter, to compensate for a possible increase. Also, 32.4% said they were ready to install new generation, less energy-intensive appliances, while 18.5% plan to turn to greener energies.

Only 9.8% of Quebecers have declared considering changing energy supplier to pay less, much less than at the national level (14.8%).

The survey was carried out during the month of October 2022 among 1068 Canadians.