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Members of Unifor Local 594 gather for a rally outside the Co-op Refinery in Regina, Sask. in December 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

It is industry, not government, that is getting in the way of a ‘just transition’ for oil and gas workers

While governments are often blamed for a perceived ‘unjust transition,’ it is actually the industry itself which poses the biggest threat to the future of oil and gas workers.
Anti-carbon tax protesters wave signs and chant slogans as they block a westbound lane of the Trans Canada highway near Cochrane, Alta., on April 1, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Fossil fuel subsidies cost Canadians a lot more money than the carbon tax

Never mind the carbon tax. Tax breaks and public spending for fossil fuel companies cost taxpayers billions every year and hurt the environment.
Pumpjacks draw out oil and gas from wellheads near Calgary on April 28, 2023. A recent bill proposing a ban on fossil-fuel ads has drawn the ire of the oil and gas industry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Bill C-372: Banning fossil fuel ads does not go far enough

Bill C-372 does not curtail free speech and, if anything, demonstrates how banning fossil fuel ads does not go nearly far enough.

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