Tell Trudeau and Cabinet:
The fossil fuel industry is raking in record profits while we foot the bill for climate chaos with billions of our tax dollars.
It’s time for Canada to end all public funding to Big Oil.
Thanks to pressure from people across the country who want real action on the climate crisis, Trudeau promised to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies in 2023, but he still hasn’t delivered. Instead, his government has created massive new subsidies for unproven and ineffective carbon capture technologies that Big Oil is using as cover to keep polluting.
Take action today and tell the federal government to stop using our public dollars to finance pollution, environmental destruction, and injustice.
Dear Prime Minister and Ministers, it’s time for Canada to end all public funding to Big Oil.
We are in a climate emergency. I am urging you to live up to your promises and put Canada on a path to a healthier, more resilient and more equitable future.
This is the critical decade for climate action. We must cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. We have the tools we need to make this happen, but oil and gas companies are standing in the way, and using their lobbying and influence to trade the health and safety of families for their short term profit. The industry isn’t interested in climate solutions – they’re just greenwashing their way to continue producing fossil fuels for decades to come.
We need strong rules that limit pollution and ongoing harm caused by the sector, like a cap on emissions from the oil and gas sector. We must end all fossil fuel subsidies, without exception, and reject false solutions, including fossil hydrogen, carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and offsets. It’s time to put the interest of people in Canada ahead of the narrow self-interest of oil and gas companies.
I urge you to:
This is a critical moment for your government. Stop subsidizing oil and gas and start implementing strong regulations to ensure oil and gas companies do their fair share. Invest in the pathway to zero emissions and a climate-safe future.
This petition is part of a collaborative campaign with Environmental Defence, the David Suzuki Foundation, the Council of Canadians and other allies.