LETTER: Oil and gas industries receive huge subsidies

The oil and gas industry receives more than $3.3 billion each year from our federal and provincial governments

Re: Maybe it’s time to face reality (Letters, Dec. 21)

I was surprised upon reading Andy Neimers’s letter. He seems to feel disdain for green energy projects as they receive subsidies and praises the oil and gas industries for providing big bucks for our economy.

Certainly he must know that the oil and gas industry receives more than $3.3 billion each year from our federal and provincial governments in direct subsidies. According to the International Monetary Fund, our subsidies to these industries are the third largest in the world.

Lesley Krainer, Courtenay

 

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