Big Oil’s Political Reach: Mapping fossil fuel lobbying from Harper to Trudeau finds that between 2011 and 2018 the fossil fuel industry was one of the most active industry groups lobbying Canada's federal government. During the period studied, the intensity of lobbying increased when salient policy issues—like the Environmental Assessment Act—arose or when there were big stakes for industry such as major pipeline decisions and approvals. This report shows that even when governments change the fossil fuel industry has sustained influence on federal policy.
This is part of the Corporate Mapping Project, which is jointly led by the University of Victoria, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (BC & Saskatchewan offices) and the Parkland Institute. This research was supported by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).