Kenney announces 'war room' to combat misinformation about energy industry - 2019-06-07
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government will open a "war room" within months that will seek help from like-minded social-media personalities with the mission of confronting environmentalists and silencing foes of the oil sands.
Staff in the office, funded with $30-million, will respond in immediately to misinformation about the energy industry on social media and in more traditional venues, and will be given a high tolerance for risk, the Premier told reporters in Calgary on Friday. The office will be judged on whether public support increases for new pipelines, he added. He did not elaborate on what he meant by a high tolerance for risk.
Mr. Kenney said the Calgary-based office is essential in a world where many groups are hostile to Alberta's oil.