Canadian oil and gas generates billions in revenue for governments across Canada – and invests heavily in minimizing environmental impact and lowering emissions through innovations such as carbon tech.

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


ACTIVIST CLAIM:  Toronto Star article claims there are massive subsidies to the oil and gas industry and suggests moving them to renewables.

THE FACTS:   Canadian oil and gas generates billions in revenue for governments across Canada – and invests heavily in minimizing environmental impact and lowering emissions through innovations such as carbon tech.

THE SOURCES:

Canada must remove fossil fuel subsidies


Here are some facts and sources to have a reasoned conversation about oil and gas subsidies:


Stories that get it right

Canada’s Energy Strategy (2022)

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has upset the international political chessboard, with the ramifications of this war reaching as far as Canada. Indeed, according to an Ipsos poll commissioned by the Montreal Economic Institute, a strong majority of Canadians (72%) want us to export our vast energy resources to European countries, like Germany, that depend in large part on Russia for their supply, while only 17% are opposed to this. In Quebec, support remains very high, at 65%. Moreover, 68% of Canadians want us to build the necessary energy infrastructure, including pipelines, in order to export our resources to Europe. In Quebec, a majority (54%) is also in favour.

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