New report: Massive fossil fuel subsidies continue, but true costs are hidden from Canadians

Sep 17, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

What’s the dumbest policy in the world? Public cash for oil and gas! Canada’s federal government handed out hundreds of millions of dollars per…Read More


Bill C-69, overhaul of energy project review process, one step closer to becoming law

Jun 21, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Wednesday, the House of Commons passed legislation that could improve Canada’s environmental laws and the energy project review process. In 2012, the previous government…Read More


Canada forges strong G7 climate outcomes, but leaves out fossil fuel subsidies

Jun 12, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

As the 2018 Chair of the G7 group of developed economies, last weekend’s summit in Quebec was a big opportunity for Canada to demonstrate…Read More


Canada gets a D-minus on fossil fuel subsidies (and that's before the Kinder Morgan bailout!)

Jun 08, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Canada continues to provide substantial public support for the oil and gas industry and isn’t moving fast enough on its promise to phase out…Read More


Seven ways the Kinder Morgan bailout is an obscene use of public money

Jun 06, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

The federal government’s decision to purchase Kinder Morgan’s leaky tar sands pipeline is a totally reckless use of public money. But the $4.5 billion…Read More


NEW POLL: Canadians are ready to end government handouts to fossil fuel companies

Jun 01, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

It turns out that bailing out tar sands pipelines and subsidizing oil and gas companies is deeply unpopular among Canadians. A new poll shows…Read More


A Kinder Morgan bailout would be a reckless use of public money

Apr 20, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

The federal government announced on Sunday that it would provide a financial guarantee to ensure the risky Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline gets built….Read More


What the frack?! Canada wants to exempt tar sands and fracking from environmental assessment

Apr 16, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

The federal government wants to exempt some of the highest-carbon energy projects in Canada—in situ tar sands and fracking—from undergoing a federal environmental assessment….Read More


C-minus: Federal environmental law reform bill misses the mark

Apr 05, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Bill C-69 was introduced in February by the federal government to overhaul Canada’s environmental assessment laws and energy project review process. This is a…Read More


#Budget2018: Five things the feds are spending less on than handouts to oil and gas companies

Mar 07, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

A deep dive into the 2018 budget shows that the federal government spends significantly more taxpayer money on subsidies to oil and gas companies…Read More