Despite the Liberals’ 2015 commitment to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, the oil and gas industry continues to receive them, says Environmental Defence’s Julia Levin.
A photo of an oil sands operation in Fort McMurray, Alta. The International Institute for Sustainable Development says the federal government's $4.5-billion Trans Mountain pipeline purchase could constitute a subsidy if the pipeline is sold to a private company at a price below market value. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Ten years after the federal government’s commitment to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2025, the Liberals are lagging in slashing funding for non-renewable energy sources.
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Some of the proposed changes include a requirement that freelancers be available for 15.5 hours a day, the elimination of pay for some duties currently covered, and longer exposure to distance interpreting.