Investing in Canadian energy and carbon tech, and increasing our exports can help our European allies address the energy crisis now while lowering harmful emissions.

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ACTIVIST CLAIM: UN boss claims energy crisis is due to lack of investment in renewables, calls investment in oil and gas ‘delusional’.

THE FACTS: Investing in Canadian energy and carbon tech, and increasing our exports can help our European allies address the energy crisis now while lowering harmful emissions.

THE SOURCES:

‘Delusional’: UN chief slams new fossil fuel funding and warns of climate chaos


Here’s some facts and sources to have a reasoned conversation about investing in energy:

 


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Opinion: High and hidden taxes driving up the pump price

As far as Canadian politicians are concerned, the soaring cost of living is like winter slush, summer mosquitos and other unfortunate forces of nature. They would love to help, but what can they do?

Here’s an idea: our politicians just need to follow the lead of other countries and cut the stack of hidden taxes they charge at the gas pumps.

Canadian drivers pay six different taxes in some major cities. For example, Montreal drivers pay provincial and federal gas taxes, provincial and federal sales taxes, a transit tax and a carbon tax. Drivers in Vancouver, where taxes account for 38 per cent of the pump price, also pay six different taxes.

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