The Canadian government must act now and stop giving billions in handouts to coal, oil, and natural gas companies to produce and pollute more. These subsidies undermine action on climate change, increase carbon emissions, and send mixed signals to fossil fuel and renewable energy producers and users.
The federal government has committed to getting rid of these subsidies by 2025, but the timeline is extremely long. Another four years—by 2020—is more than enough time for the government to act.
These wasteful subsidies should be put to much better use by investing in climate action, healthcare, or other priorities.
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