Oil Change International, Environmental Defence, Équiterre, and Climate Action Network Canada
Every year, federal and provincial government pay billions in hand-outs to Canada’s coal, oil and gas companies, undermining climate action in Canada. Fossil fuel subsidies to producers total $3.3 billion annually, which amounts to paying polluters $19/tonne to pollute.
Canada’s fossil fuel subsidies drastically undercut the goal of the pan-Canadian carbon price that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will introduce in 2018. It’s time to stop these harmful and counter-productive subsidies.