Posts Tagged ‘oil’

Government for the people, not fossil fuel corporations

November 2, 2017

I consider voting a privilege and a responsibility. But I wish politicians would take their responsibility to voters more seriously. We elect them to represent us. Sometimes our interests coincide with corporate priorities. After all, corporations create jobs and economic opportunities and often develop products and services citizens need. Corporations can’t vote, but by putting enormous amounts of money into campaigns and lobbying, they can hijack the political agenda.

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/david-suzuki/2017/10/government-people-not-fossil-fuel-corporations

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Revealed: oil giants pay billions less tax in Canada than abroad

October 27, 2017

Canada taxes its oil and gas companies at a fraction of the rate they are taxed abroad, including by countries ranked among the world’s most corrupt, according to an analysis of public data by the Guardian.

The low rate that oil companies pay in Canada represents billions of dollars in potential revenue lost, which an industry expert who looked at the data says is a worrying sign that the country may be “a kind of tax haven for our own companies.”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/true-north/2017/oct/26/revealed-oil-giants-pay-billions-less-tax-in-canada-than-abroad

‘No country would find 173 billion barrels of oil in the ground and just leave them’: Trudeau

March 10, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau received an unusually warm reception of his keynote address at an energy industry conference in Texas on Thursday evening.

“No country would find 173 billion barrels of oil in the ground and just leave them there,” Trudeau said in his address to oil and gas industry executives at Houston’s CERAWeek conference, discussing Alberta’s vast oil sands reserves.

 

Suicide rate in Canada’s Alberta up 30% amid oil industry layoffs

December 8, 2015
Huge job cuts in the oil producing Canadian province of Alberta are coinciding with a dramatic increase in local suicide rates.

In the first six months of 2014 there were 252 suicides in Alberta. In the same period in 2015, there were 327, and could reach 654 suicides this year if the trend continues, reports CBC.

 

https://www.rt.com/business/325078-alberta-suicide-rate-oil-prices/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

update from Canada with Yves Engler

August 2, 2013