Is a foreign-funded campaign the reason for Alberta's pipeline woes? - 2019-04-16

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F94.png Is a foreign-funded campaign the reason for Alberta's pipeline woes? April 16, 2019, Emma Mcintosh, Toronto Star

Throughout the Alberta election campaign, the leaders of both major political parties have referenced a foreign-funded campaign that has allegedly stalled Canadian pipeline approvals.

And on Saturday, United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney even promised to take legal action against that alleged dark money campaign if the UCP forms the next provincial government.

The idea stems from research by Vancouver-based blogger Vivian Krause, who has said as much as 90 per cent of her funding comes from mining and oil and gas companies. She has spent years digging through tax records and financial statements, and says United States-based groups have funded an organized effort — called the Tar Sands Campaign — by several environmental charities to turn people against Alberta's oil, aimed at landlocking Alberta's oil and sabotaging its energy industry.

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