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Environmental Protection: Spending by industry

The oil and natural gas industry accounts for 44 per cent of environmental protection spending, according to data from Statistics Canada.

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According to Statistics Canada, Canadian businesses reported spending $8.4 billion on environmental protection in 2016 (the latest year for which Statistics Canada has published data). The lion’s share of that spending—$3.7 billion—was by the oil and natural gas industry.

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