Does Canada’s oil and natural gas industry pay its fair share?

Of Canada’s five largest industries, oil and natural gas claims the fewest deductions compared to taxes paid.

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Some groups are suggesting that the oil and natural gas industry doesn’t pay its fair share, and that it benefits from subsidies. In certain cases, ordinary tax deductions used to spur investment and growth are being highlighted as problematic.

Beyond the fact that the industry provides a huge, positive economic impact in terms of jobs and economic growth, it definitely pays its fair share. A comparison of the five largest industries in Canada shows that oil and natural gas claims the fewest tax deductions relative to taxes paid—by far.

Infographic to highlight that not only is oil and gas industry not subsidized, it uses the lowest amount of tax deductions vs taxes paid compared with the other four largest industries in Canada.