Canada gives $3.3bn subsidies to fossil fuel producers despite climate pledge

Government subsidy to gas and oil companies undermine Trudeau’s plan to put national price on carbon dioxide by 2018, environmental report warned

Pipeline leading to the Syncrude Canada Ltd upgrader plant sits at the company’s mine near Fort McMurray in Canada.
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Canada’s attempt to act on climate change is being undermined by $3.3bn in government subsidies flowing to oil and gas producers in the country a year, a new report has warned.
The prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has vowed to place a national price on carbon dioxide emissions by 2018. Last week, Trudeau …
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