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


#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


Filing your taxes? Don’t forget $234 for Big Oil

Feb 14, 2018 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Last year, every Canadian household contributed $234* from their taxes to oil and gas companies. And that’s what will happen again if the government keeps…Read More


Your tax dollars are funding Suncor’s pollution

Dec 07, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Since 2010, Canada’s largest tar sands producer received over $354 million of public money. It was also responsible for hundreds of spills and environmental…Read More


Making $42,000 per year? Oil companies pay a lower tax rate than you

Nov 16, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

A damning new report shows that some of Canada’s largest oil, gas and pipeline companies are using offshore tax havens to avoid paying their…Read More