Unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territories [OTTAWA], 20 July 2023:
With Canada’s framework for ending fossil fuel subsidies expected any day, members of climate and civil society organizations will stage a demonstration in Ottawa next Wednesday, July 26 to send a message to the Department of Finance: while Canadians are struggling with a cost of living crisis, no more tax dollars should be handed to an oil and gas industry that is flush with profits.
The demonstration will be held at 11 a.m. ET on July 26 on Parliament Hill. Photos will be available afterwards.
In 2022 alone, the federal government gave more than $20 billion in subsidies and financial support to fossil fuel companies. The upcoming framework will deliver on a longstanding promise to eliminate inefficient fossil fuel subsidies and a platform commitment made by the Liberal Party in the 2021 election campaign – but with varying definitions of “inefficient” subsidies and the potential for loopholes, the details will be crucial. In May, over 100 organizations across Canada and around the world sent a letter to the federal government demanding a robust policy in line with Canada’s climate commitments.
If you’re interested in attending, or for more information, contact:
Vicky Coo, Communications Lead, Climate Action Network Canada
Canada’s farthest-reaching network of organizations working on climate and energy issues, Climate Action Network – Réseau action climat (CAN-Rac) Canada is a coalition of 150 organizations operating from coast to coast to coast. Our membership brings environmental groups together with trade unions, First Nations, social justice, development, health and youth organizations, faith groups and local, grassroots initiatives.