West Coast is a member of the Green Budget Coalition (GBC), and participates in caucuses focused on oceans, freshwater and green infrastructure.
The GBC brings together over 20 of Canada’s leading environmental organizations. Each year, the coalition presents an analysis of the most pressing issues regarding environmental sustainability in Canada, and makes a consolidated annual set of recommendations to the federal government about strategic fiscal and budgetary opportunities.
The GBC’s vision is that the Government of Canada contributes to securing and maintaining the environmental sustainability of Canada through appropriate investments in environmental programs and through the adoption of appropriate policies related to taxation, pricing and subsidies.
For each environmental issue, the GBC estimates a required investment and outlines how the funds could be used. The recommendations can be searched by category and by federal department.