As Election Nears, Canada's Biggest Oil Firm Is Noticeably Quiet - 2019-08-28
As we race towards a federal election that will determine if and how Canada responds to the climate emergency, one central player is noticeably absent.
Suncor is without a doubt the biggest and most influential oilsands company in the country. Contrary to what you might think, however, it has a more aggressive position on climate action than federal Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer. While Scheer promises to scrap Canada's national carbon price as soon he gets into office, Suncor argues the Liberal policy should stay.
"We have and continue to support the Pan-Canadian Framework as a path forward to reduce greenhouse gas emissions," Nathan Maycher, Suncor's director of climate change and sustainability integration, told The Tyee in an email.