Frequently Asked Questions

Thanks for your interest in the Fossil Free Canada campaign. We don’t have answers to every question, but here are a few that we’ve been hearing a lot:

    What is divestment?

    What are we asking for, and who are we asking?

    Why divestment? Shouldn’t we just focus on stopping fossil fuel projects like tar sands pipelines and fracking wells?

    These major companies like Enbridge and TransCanada have billions of dollars. How can divesting the funds from a few institutions make an impact?

    What if my campus administrators say they don’t know where their endowment is invested?

    Can we still make a reasonable return without investing in fossil fuel companies?

    Can shareholders pressure fossil fuel companies without divesting?

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