This week a coalition of Canadians from all walks of life including labour unions, environmental organizations, Indigenous groups, scientists, and artists came together to launch the Pact for a Green New Deal in Canada. But in order to get to a just and equitable transition that creates jobs and reduces carbon emissions, we must stop handing billions of public dollars to coal, oil and gas companies. That’s why Dogwood is calling on the government to include the purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline with public money a subsidy to oil & gas.

This episode was recorded on Coast Salish territory.

Take action:

Sign the petition: No more public money for oil and gas companies!

Join the pact for a Green New Deal

Further reading:

How do we pay for a Green New Deal? Kai Nagata, Dogwood

Parenting in a climate crisis, Christina Smethurst, Dogwood

Canada’s Green New Deal starts here, Dave Mills, Dogwood

Fuel supply tight? Make transit free, Kai Nagata, Dogwood

‘Intense sense of emergency’ drives Canadian version of Green New Deal, The Star, David P. Ball

Report on Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies, International Monetary Fund