Ending deceptive oil and gas ads is a critical step for a livable future

While it’s hard to talk about given our economy’s reliance on fossil fuels, we know what’s causing these wildfires and hazy skies. For too long, the oil and gas industry has known about the devastating effects that their emissions would have on the planet and they’ve spent decades working to hide the damage their industry causes from the rest of us. 

Read Claire and Miranda's full piece in The Edmonton Journal here. 

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We banned tobacco ads; why not those for fossil fuels?

Such a move would send a clear message that we are seeking a new normal for the sake of the planet’s health and for our kids.

This month, NDP MP Charlie Angus introduced Bill C-372, “An Act respecting fossil fuel advertising” in the House of Commons. This was modelled on the act targeting tobacco advertisements. Reaction was swift and extreme with overblown claims that ordinary citizens would be jailed for sharing positive opinions about oil and gas. Hopefully, common sense will prevail.