(December 12, 2018) Despite the 2014 oil price crash and the ongoing hand-wringing over pipelines and the price of Canadian heavy oil, a new study from the Corporate Mapping Project shows the reality is that the Big Five oil sands producers have remained incredibly profitable corporations. The study, released in November by the Parkland Institute and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC Office, finds that Suncor, CNRL, Cenovus, Imperial, and Husky banked or paid out to shareholders a total of $13.5 billion last year alone. These big five oil sands corporations produce 80% of Canada’s bitumen.

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Federal Government Must Double Climate Targets And Curtail Oil Expansion To Limit to 1.5° Katowice, Poland—A new report released today at COP 24 shows oil and gas emissions in Canada are rising and that oil and gas companies in Canada are systematically weakening and delaying Canada’s climate plan and further climate ambition while reaping more federal subsidies and continuing to increase oil production.

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"Using Oil Change International’s model of the North American pipeline and refinery system, we found that the Kinder Morgan pipeline would facilitate a major expansion of tar sands extraction – releasing as much as 162 million additional tonnes of CO2 per year. That’s equivalent to putting 34 million new cars on the road, or operating 42 coal plants."

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By STEWART PHILLIPSERGE ‘OTSI’ SIMON Fri., Dec. 7, 2018   Alberta was forced to announce oil production cuts this week in order to both liquidate existing backlogged oil and in the hopes of fetching higher prices. This was welcome news for all those fighting to prevent the worst, most catastrophic impacts of our rapidly changing climate.

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  Dear Prime Minister Trudeau: We are writing to convey our absolute condemnation of your condescending and sexist response to UBCIC Secretary-Treasurer Kukpi7 Judy Wilson yesterday afternoon during the Assembly of First Nations meeting in Ottawa, Ontario.

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