For decades, oil and gas companies have profited from harmful activities that fuel the climate crisis. The oil and gas lobbyists use their power to delay, weaken or kill every environmental policy. In fact, Big Oil is the biggest barrier to climate action in Canada. 

This is a critical time for Canada’s climate future. If the federal government continues to bend to the pressure of the oil and gas companies, Canada will remain one of the worst contributors to the global climate crisis. 

To be successful in meeting our climate goals, we must stop the ongoing harm to our climate and the communities most impacted by the sector, especially Indigenous and frontline communities. We must fulfill the longstanding promise to end all fossil fuel subsidies, without exception. We must place a hard cap on greenhouse gas emissions to limit and reduce their growth, and limit the ability of the oil and gas lobby to derail climate action. 

The Canadian government must stand up to the oil and gas industry, and support Canadians’ vision to cap and cut their emissions and end all fossil fuel subsidies. Take action today and tell the federal government to put the interest of the people in Canada ahead of the narrow self-interest of oil and gas companies.

Your letter will be sent to: Your local MP, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources and Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.


Environmental Defence is a leading Canadian environmental advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities.


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