As owner of Irving Oil, this multi-billionaire businessman dominates the Maritimes and operates the largest oil refinery in Canada, in Saint John. He comes from an influential and powerful family dynasty that controls much of New Brunswick’s economy. Irving oil has been effective at getting federal and provincial subsidies for years. The family owned an offshore insurance company that allowed them to move millions of dollars in profits out of Canada and into the tax haven of Bermuda. Another member of the Irving Family, Jamie Irving, is executive chairman of the Postmedia newspaper empire, an example of the links between the fossil fuel industry and the media. Irving Oil is attempting to greenwash themselves by investing in a false climate solution: hydrogen fuel, which is mostly made from fossil fuels.
AKA The East Coast Emperor
Company: CEO Irving Oil
Best Known For: Pretending that hydrogen fuel is a climate solution when it’s actually made from fossil fuels
Kryptonite: Ending Fossil Fuel subsidies
We've named and blamed the people who are driving the climate crisis- now it's your turn!
They can't hide behind greenwashing schemes anymore. Spread awareness on social media so that people in Canada can learn the truth.