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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PIPSC president Debi Daviau says amount spent on outsourcing has increased ‘despite commitment by the government to reduce spending on external consultants to 2005 levels,’ at union’s annual general meeting.
The process of new MPs learning where their Ottawa offices will be will begin after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces who will be making up his re-jigged cabinet on Nov. 20, the government whip said last week.