Annals of the energy war room: Square-pipeline logo to be dumped like a bad first date - 2019-12-21
It turns out the iconic square-pipeline symbol that was supposedly rustled up just for the Canadian Energy Centre, as the war room is officially known, was already in service as the corporate logo of a multi-national business software development company based in Massachusetts.
Needless to say, this was an embarrassing coincidence to have someone discover after only a week of operations by Premier Jason Kenney's $30-million-per-annum corporation, established by the United Conservative Party government to straighten out those misguided folks who won't adhere to the party line on why Alberta's fossil fuel industry is actually good for the planet.
This is not the way these sorts of propaganda efforts are supposed to work. The idea is for the general themes of the stories, interviews, memes and videos they pump out to become the prevailing narrative about the industry the centre was set up to support. The idea is not for the war room itself to be the story.