Trudeau Liberals funding radical anti-oil and gas lobby organizations through Canada Summer Jobs program: Conservatives

John Barlow

THE same week the federal government is expected to approve the Trans Mountain Expansion project, the Trudeau Liberals need to explain why they are funding radical anti-oil and gas lobby organizations, said John Barlow, Conservative Critic of Employment, Workforce Development, and Labour, on Monday.

“[Prime Minister] Justin Trudeau has made it clear that he wants to ‘phase-out’ Canada’s oil and gas sector,” said Barlow. “Providing funding to organizations whose entire reason for existence is to shut down Canadian resource development is a slap in the face to the tens of thousands of Canadians who depend on these good-paying jobs.”

The Liberals provided Canada Summer Jobs funding to a number of organizations that are actively trying to shut down Canada’s oil and gas sector, including the Dogwood Initiative, Tides Canada, West Coast Environmental Law, the Pembina Institute and the Sierra Club.

“This just goes to show who the Trudeau Liberals are really focused on helping. They’d much rather cater to their elitist friends on the cocktail circuit and the radical environmental lobby than support hardworking men and women in the oil and gas sector. No amount of lip-service is going to change that,” said Barlow.

“The Trudeau Liberals need to stand with Canada’s oil and gas workers, revoke Summer Jobs funding to these anti-energy activist groups and immediately get to work on the construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion in Burnaby.”

Organizations getting funding:

  • Tides Canada has orchestrated a decade-long foreign-funded smear of Alberta’s oil sands.

Canada Summer Jobs Funding 2019: http://disclosure.esdc.gc.ca/dp-pd/eec-csj/eec-csj.jsp

Constituency Organization City Postal Code
Vancouver Kingsway Dogwood Initiative (Forest Futures) Vancouver V5N4E8
Don Valley West Tides Canada Initiatives Society North York M3C1B3
Etobicoke North Tides Canada Initiatives Society Toronto M9V4E3
Humber River-Black Creek Tides Canada Initiatives Society North York M3L2J1
Kitchener Centre Tides Canada Initiatives Society Kitchener N2G1J2
London North Centre Tides Canada Initiatives Society London N6B1Z2
London-Fanshawe Tides Canada Initiatives Society London N6C5J1
Spadina-Fort York Tides Canada Initiatives Society Toronto M5E1E5
Toronto Centre Tides Canada Initiatives Society Toronto M5A2J3
Toronto-St. Paul’s Tides Canada Initiatives Society Toronto M6G4C7
University-Rosedale Tides Canada Initiatives Society Toronto M5S2R4
Vancouver Granville West Coast Environmental Law Association Vancouver V6J2B3
Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam Tides Canada Initiatives Society Coquitlam V3B2P7
North Island-Powell River Tides Canada Initiatives Society Berry Island V9M3V3
Victoria Tides Canada Initiatives Society Victoria V8T1E7
Edmonton Centre Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development Edmonton T5J0C5
Don Valley North Sierra Club Canada Foundation Toronto M2K2A7
Mississauga-Erin Mills Sierra Club Canada Foundation Mississauga L5L3H7
Ottawa Centre Sierra Club Canada Foundation Ottawa K1R6H5
Scarborough-Rouge Park Sierra Club Canada Foundation Toronto M1C1A4
Edmonton Centre Sierra Club Canada Foundation Edmonton T5J4S2
Edmonton-Strathcona Sierra Club Canada Foundation Edmonton T6G2R3

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