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Environmental Groups Present Webinar On How Foreign Oil Companies Influence Energy Policy

Environmental Groups Present Webinar On How Foreign Oil Companies Influence Energy Policy

Posted: 2022-01-19 12:44:57 By: thebay

Climate Action Muskoka (CAM) and Environment Haliburton! (EH!) is inviting residents to join political economist and Gravenhurst resident Gordon Laxer in a webinar on his new report exposing the disturbing power and influence of multi-national foreign oil corporations on Canadian climate and energy policy, being held on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm.  

Published by the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the report reveals how foreign fossil fuel interests influence Canadian governments.  

Laxer says that “People may be surprised and intrigued to learn that all major oil corporations operating in Canada are fully or majority foreign-owned. Yet they wave the maple leaf flag, meddle in Canadian politics and perpetually lobby the federal and Alberta governments.” 

The report found that foreign-owned corporations fund about 97 per cent of the revenue of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, many of which are foreign owned.

The report can be found at gordonlaxer.com.  

Register for the webinar at environmenthaliburton.org/