Income tax season is here again. So what better time to sign the petition and tell the government to better spend your hard earned money!
Every year in Canada, at least $3.3 billion go up in smoke as generous tax credits are offered to the oil, gas and coal industries.
Like its G20 counterparts, in 2009, Canada committed to phasing out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020. Seven years later and we’re still paying billions to oil and gas producers to pollute!
BILLIONS FOR SOCIAL PROJECTS
Think of what that money could be spent on instead: health, education, jobs and other sectors like renewable energies!
$3.3 billion could pay for:
- 44,000 hospital beds;
- vocational training for over 330,000 workers;
- education for 260,000 high school students;
- solar panels for 13,200 schools across Canada.
There are better ways to spend our tax money than subsidizing the polluting fossil fuel industry, which already pulls in billions in profit each year. Please sign the petition and share it with as many people as possible!
For more information, read The Elephant in the Room: Canada’s Fossil Fuels Subsidies Undermine Carbon Pricing Efforts.