No bailouts for big oil

Tell the federal government ‘No big oil bailouts’

It is time to focus on people and communities and a healthier, safer future.

Tell our Prime Minister to put people and communities’ needs first. There’s talk of handing billions of dollars to big oil companies as a bailout.  We can’t get out of this crisis by making another one worse. Handing over billions of dollars to Big Oil will do just that.

Our federal government has a choice to make: return to business-as-usual and bail out polluters or build a stronger and fairer society. This is a chance to build an economy that puts people first and creates safer and healthier communities.

Instead of providing a bailout to oil and gas companies, the federal government must create an economic stimulus package that includes:

  • access for all workers from all sectors to income support to preserve personal and public health
  • opportunities for training, education and employment in existing and emerging low-carbon sectors such as energy efficiency, technology, healthcare and renewable energy
  • money for orphan well clean up that is tied to regulatory change to ensure a polluter-pays system so that the public is not left with these liabilities

We were one of many organizations that signed a letter arguing this point to the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Read the full letter here.

This is a chance to build a sustainable economy. Do not give billions of dollars to the fossil fuel industry. Invest it in workers, hospitals, schools and a renewable energy future.

Send a clear message to the federal government.

Take a moment to fill in this email and click ‘Submit’ to send it to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Finance Bill Morneau.

 

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