The Canadian government must act now and stop creating an incentive to produce and pollute more by giving billions in subsidies to the coal, oil and natural gas industries. Canada’s fossil fuel subsidies total $3.3 billion, which amounts to paying polluters $19 for each tonne of carbon dioxide they emit. These subsidies seriously undermine Canada’s chances of achieving its GHG reduction goal and send contradictory messages to fossil fuel producers and users.
The federal government has pledged to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2025. But this deadline is too far away. Four years—by 2020—is more than enough time for the government to act.
Let's take action and call on the Canadian government to commit to eliminating fossil fuel subsidies by 2020.
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION on Environmental Defence’s website.
Read the study, The Elephant in the Room: Canada’s Fossil Fuel Subsidies Undermine Carbon Pricing Efforts, conducted by Équiterre, Climate Action Network Canada, Environmental Defence and Oil Change International. The study is also available in French.