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Canada: stop giving public money to fossil fuel companies

 

The Canadian government gives hundreds of millions of dollars in handouts to oil and gas companies, and it recently spent $4.5 billion of public money to buy the risky Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline.

Fossil fuel subsidies undermine action on climate change, increase carbon emissions, and allocate limited government funds to polluters instead of public goods like education, health care and clean drinking water. The Kinder Morgan bailout is a particularly reckless use of public money, prioritizing tar sands expansion and tanker spills over Indigenous rights and climate action.

The federal government has committed to getting rid of fossil fuel subsidies by 2025, but the timeline is extremely long and the Kinder Morgan bailout was a giant step backwards. We need to accelerate the phase-out of these subsidies, not finance tar sands pipelines.

Tell the federal government to end fossil fuel subsidies, now.


Your letter will be sent to:

-Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

-Your local MP

 

 

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The Honourable
Jonathan
Wilkinson
Minister of Environment and Climate Change
The Honourable
Justin
Trudeau
Leader of the Liberal Party
The Honourable
Bill
Morneau
Minister of Finance
The Honourable
Seamus
O'Regan
Minister of Natural Resources

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