B.C. still collected $2.6 billion in carbon and fuel taxes during the 2020/2021 fiscal year even with their drilling royalty credit.

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Setting the record straight on the day’s top anti-oil and gas media stories

ACTIVIST CLAIM: Anti-natural gas activists in B.C. quoted in CBC article continue to mislead readers on government subsidies.

THE FACTS:  B.C. still collected $2.6 billion in carbon and fuel taxes during the 2020/2021 fiscal year even with their drilling royalty credit.

THE SOURCES:

Critics question B.C.’s growing fossil fuel subsidies in wake of dire new climate change report


Here are some talking points and sources to have a reasoned conversation about subsidies in B.C.:

 


Stories that get it right

Opinion: The Trudeau government can no longer ‘freeze out’ pro-development First Nations

 The Canadian government has been met with challenges to its consultation process and many First Nations feel like they have been left out. This comes on the heels of a court decision in favor of the Ermineskin Cree Nation. contest a designation order that the federal Minister of the Environment, Jonathan Wilkinson, had placed on the Phase II expansion of Vista coal mine in July 2020. This subjected the mine to a full federal impact assessment — something the Impact Assessment Agency itself recommended against — which had the practical effect of stopping the activity.

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