As the climate crisis looms, why does Canadian oil and gas think it can keep expanding?

Dec 11, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Environmental Defence, Fossil Fuel Subsidies

  Expanding oil and gas production is undermining Canada’s ability to be a climate leader. And oil executives are successfully weakening and delaying Canadian…Read More


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


Alberta withdraws from Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. So now what?

Sep 20, 2018 by Joshua Buck (Alberta Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change, Fossil Fuel Subsidies

On August 30, 2018, Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Notley received what, for them, was some terrible news. The Federal Court of Appeals revoked…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


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