Lets get the government to end hand-outs to big oil!
We are days away from the 2011 federal budget and the
federal government continues to give billions of dollars in tax breaks to the
companies producing oil and gas in Canada. Analysis shows a total of $1.4 billion per year
in federal tax breaks alone, with a disproportionate share going to dirty fuels
such as the Alberta Tar Sands.
There are three people that need to hear from you
Prime Minister Harper - dial (866) 599-4999 and ask to be transfered to the Prime Minister's office
Minister Flaherty - dial (866) 599-4999 and ask to be transfered to the Minister of Finance's office (Hon. Jim Flaherty)
are a few helpful lines thanks to the Citizens Climate Lobby:
End subsidies for dirty fuels!
companies in the business of extracting oil made billions of dollars in profit
last year. So why does our government annually give the fossil fuel industry $1
If lawmakers in Ottawa are looking for ways to reduce spending,
it seems that subsidies to the oil, coal and gas industries are the best place
Scientists are warning that we face disastrous consequences
unless we reduce greenhouse gas emissions that come from burning fossil fuels.
By subsidizing the fossil fuel industry, the Canadian government is delaying
the conversion to clean energy that’s needed to stabilize the Earth’s climate.
Canadian taxpayers should not be giving money to highly
profitable corporations. When the federal government passes a new budget in
March, these subsidies for dirty fuels must come to an end. By doing so, Canada
will meet its 2009 commitment made in Pittsburgh, along with other G20 leaders,
to phase out subsidies and tax breaks to companies producing oil, gas and coal.