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How Canada subsidizes fossil fuels atthe expense of green alternatives
RESEARCH PAPER
 
KAIROS Research Papers are written to help inform public debate on key domestic and foreignpolicy issues.This resource was written and produced with the support of a grant from theInternational Development Research Centre,Ottawa,Canada.Written by John Dillon and Ian Thomson with input from Heather Orrange.Edited by Mark Fossand John Mihevc.Published by KAIROS:Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives in support of the
Re-energize
campaign for a just and sustainable energy policy for Canada.Layout:NOMADDesignCover photo by David Dodge.Copyright© The Pembina Institute www.OilSandsWatch.orgFor more resources and to take action,visit www.re-energize.org orwww.kairoscanada.org.For more information call 1-877-403-8933 x241.KAIROS unites eleven churches and church agencies in faithful action for justice andpeace.KAIROS members are:The Anglican Church of Canada,Canadian CatholicOrganization for Development and Peace,Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops,Canadian Religious Conference,Christian Reformed Church in North America (CanadaCorporation),Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada,Mennonite Central Committee(Canada),The Presbyterian Church in Canada,The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund(PWRDF),Religious Society of Friends (Quakers),and The United Church of Canada.KAIROS:Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives129 St.Clair Avenue West Toronto ON M4V 1N51-877-403-8933www.kairoscanada.org©KAIROS:Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives 2008
 
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global subsidies for fossil fuels outweigh assistance for
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domestic subsidies for canadian oil and gas
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 Table 1:Federal Tax Expenditures Available to Oil and Gas Industries in 2002. . . 16Case Study:The Tar Sands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
federal energy efficiency and greenhouse gas
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25reduction subsidies
 Table 2:Federal Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Reduction. . . . . . . . 29Subsidies involving expenditures above $100 million Table 3:Federal Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Reduction. . . . . . . . 30Subsidies involving expenditures of less than $100 millionCase Study:Aviation and the Worlds Climate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33Case Study:The Mackenzie Valley Natural Gas Pipeline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Regulatory Policies for GHG Reduction
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 Table 4:Federal Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Reduction. . . . . . . . 40Regulatory Policies announced during 20076
Canada Subsidizes Fossil Fuels in the Global South
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 Table 5:Business Volumes of Export Development Canada,. . . . . . . . . . . . 42by industry sub-sector Table 6:Partial list of EDC transactions in the oil and gas sector . . . . . . . . . . 43(first half of 2007)7
International Financial Institutions
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Conclusion and Policy Options
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