Environmental Protection: Spending by industry

The oil and natural gas industry accounts for 34.3 per cent of environmental protection spending, according to data from Statistics Canada.

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According to Statistics Canada, Canadian businesses reported spending $8.9 billion on environmental protection in 2019 (the latest year for which Statistics Canada has published data). The lion’s share of that spending – more than $3 billion – was by the oil and natural gas industry.

A graphic showing how much different industry spend on environmental protection