Four new handouts for oil and gas companies in one week

Nov 29, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Over the last week, Canadian governments offered four new public subsidies to oil and gas companies, an alarming step backward from the longstanding promise…Read More


The crown corporation that’s financing climate failure

Nov 22, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Every year, a crown corporation most Canadians have never heard of—Export Development Canada (EDC)—provides billions of dollars in support to oil and gas companies…Read More


Oil and gas is trying to weasel its way out of playing by the rules

Nov 13, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Sorry in advance for giving the noble weasel a bad name by comparing it to the oil and gas industry… The federal government is…Read More


Deceptive Trans Mountain Pipeline ads leave Alberta taxpayers on the hook for $10 million

Oct 31, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

Most fossil fuel subsidies take the form of handouts and tax breaks for companies to explore for and produce more oil and gas. But…Read More


What’s behind B.C.’s new LNG mega-project? $6.6 billion in public handouts

Oct 26, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

The oil and gas industry is hailing a new fossil fuel project—dubbed LNG Canada—as a huge breakthrough that supposedly shows that it’s competitive to…Read More


Why the Senate must pass Bill C-69

Oct 26, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

In 2012, the previous government gutted environmental protections for Canada’s land, air, water and climate in an attempt to rubber-stamp and fast-track risky energy…Read More


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