How viral oil industry videos have skirted campaign disclosure rules - 2019-10-04

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F94.png How viral oil industry videos have skirted campaign disclosure rules October 4, 2019, Marco Chown Oved, Toronto Star

Third-party spending has come to be known as "dark money" in the United States because of its ability to escape public scrutiny. Run largely by groups called Super PACs that supposedly act at arm's length from political parties, American dark money has poured through loopholes so big they now attract far more money than traditional — and publicly disclosed — campaign donations.

"We're certainly not in the same place as the Americans by any stretch of the imagination," said Young. "How dark is our dark money, really?"

Doenz said there was no attempt to hide who was behind the video, which was launched with fanfare at the Calgary Petroleum Club on Aug. 26 with a number of oil industry CEOs in attendance.

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