Alberta is on fire

Nearly 30,000 people have been forced to flee their homes, with First Nations communities among the hardest hit. r1


The wildfire situation here in Alberta is devastating.

Over 100 fires are burning across the province, many of them out of control. Nearly 30,000 people have been forced to flee their homes, with First Nations communities being among the hardest-hit.1 The fires have already burned through more land than all of last year, around 400,000 hectares so far. It’s only May, and summer is still a month and a half away.

At the same time, dozens of communities in B.C.2 and Quebec3 are reeling from intense spring flooding due to unseasonably warm weather and heavy rainfall.

While people across the country struggle with unprecedented climate disasters, the oil and gas industry that caused this crisis is making record profits.

Paov, it's time to make polluters pay their fair share.

We just launched a new petition demanding that the Trudeau government tax oil and gas companies' excess profits to fund climate disaster response. Can you take a moment to add your name?


News just broke that the federal government is stepping in to assist Alberta with the wildfire response. The Prime Minister also announced a Red Cross matching fund to help Albertans affected by the fires. Of course, we should all step up when we see our neighbours struggling. But while everyday people are opening their homes and wallets to support evacuees, Big Oil is being left off the hook.

The fossil fuel industry more than doubled their profits last year while fuelling climate chaos and blocking real climate solutions. They should pay for the devastation they’ve caused, not the public.

Sign the petition and join thousands of people calling on Trudeau to tax Big Oil.

It's time for Canada to follow the lead of other countries, like the UK, Spain, Greece, and Italy, that have already started taxing excess oil and gas profits. Let’s stop letting Big Oil get away with setting our world on fire.

In solidarity,


PS – Last week an out-of-control wildfire tore through Fox Lake, an Indigenous community in northern Alberta that is part of the Little Red River Cree Nation. If you can afford it, please chip in to the official fundraiser they have set up for evacuees and those who lost their homes.

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  2. Global News
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