Amnesty International raises concerns about Jason Kenney's strategy to fight anti-oil forces - 2019-09-10

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F94.png Amnesty International raises concerns about Jason Kenney's strategy to fight anti-oil forces September 10, 2019, Kieran Leavitt, Toronto Star

EDMONTON—Global human rights organization Amnesty International condemned the Alberta government's "fight back" strategy Tuesday, saying the energy "war room" and a public inquiry into allegedly foreign-funded anti-oil and gas campaigns could potentially violate charter rights.

But a constitutional law expert says that while the United Conservatives' tactics could be "treading close to the line," the steps the government has taken so far don't meet the bar for violating freedom of expression.

Premier Jason Kenney government's launched its $30-million energy war room earlier this year to create an information campaign aimed at correcting what it sees as misinformation on various media platforms about Alberta's energy sector.

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{{cite news | first = Kieran | last = Leavitt | author2 = Madeline Smith | title = Amnesty International raises concerns about Jason Kenney's strategy to fight anti-oil forces | url = https://www.thestar.com/edmonton/2019/09/10/amnesty-international-says-alberta-war-room-public-inquiry-may-violate-human-rights.html | work = Toronto Star | date = September 10, 2019 | accessdate = October 13, 2019 }}