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New poll shows Canadians want to end public subsidies for oil and gas companies

New polling shows that Canadians are strongly opposed to federal and provincial governments using public dollars to subsidize oil and gas companies. 
By Yanick Touchette, Philip Gass on June 6, 2018

New polling shows that Canadians are strongly opposed to federal and provincial governments using public dollars to subsidize oil and gas companies.

Despite this significant public opposition, Canadian governments continue to hand out billions of dollars in fossil fuel subsidies, without disclosing to the public the value of the financial supports and tax provisions available to the industry.

In this report, polling data from Ekos shows that Canadians want transparency on how much public money is supporting fossil fuel companies; that Canadians understand the environmental and climate benefits of ending these subsidies; and that they are more likely to support political parties that promise to phase them out.

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Topic
Subsidies
Region
Canada
Focus area
Climate
Publisher
Environmental Defence
Copyright
Environmental Defence, 2018