The Tricky Art of Measuring Fossil Fuel Subsidies

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Check-in starting at 7:00 a.m.; breakfast at 7:30 a.m.; presentation at 8:00 a.m

The School of Public Policy,
University of Calgary Downtown Campus,
5th Floor, 906 8th Ave S.W

Dr. Ken McKenzie & Dr. Jack Mintz

Some politicians and commentators have made great hay vilifying “subsidies” to “big oil” and making the case that profitable companies should not receive public subsidies. This line of argument makes sense on its face – assuming oil and gas producers in Canada really get subsidies.

In a groundbreaking and comprehensive new study, Professors Ken McKenzie and Jack Mintz have crunched all the numbers to determine definitively just how subsidies impact the industry. The authors will reveal their findings and shed light on this critical issue affecting the Alberta economy at this School-hosted event.