16 billion dollars to oil and gas?!

Since the pandemic started Canada has lined the pockets of fossil fuel billionaires r1

Friends,

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada has committed to hand out 16 billion dollars in public money to oil and gas companies.1 At a time where families and communities are struggling to meet their basic needs, it's unacceptable for our elected officials to line the pockets of fossil fuel billionaires.

There's less than a week until the finance ministers of every G20 country, who control the budgets of the globe’s wealthiest countries, meet to discuss their plans for COVID-19 economic recovery. We need to demand that elected officials give direct support to people first.

That’s why we need to tell Finance Minister Bill Morneau to invest public money for a Just Recovery that puts people first. Take 2 minutes to sign the petition.

Think about what $16 billion could accomplish if it was put towards meeting the needs of thousands of people across the country who are struggling to make ends meet. We need unprecedented action and investment now to tackle systemic racism, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the climate emergency. G20 ministers – including Morneau – want to bring us back to business as usual. But,... we know that business as usual means continued climate breakdown, rising inequalities, and unrestrained corporate power.

We have a once in a generation opportunity to put bold and ambitious recovery plans in place.

The stakes are high for this G20 meeting. Let’s make sure our politicians commit to building back better for people and the planet. Sign the petition to demand Bill Moreneau join G20 finance ministers to invest in a Just Recovery for all that puts people before profits.

In solidarity,

Jennifer


References:

1 - Canada - Energy Policy Tracker


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