Exposing the Canadian oil sector's victim complex - 2019-11-29
This is part four of a four-part series, in which Canada's National Observer presents a data-based dismantling of the false claim that Alberta's oil and gas sector has been targeted by a cabal of American foundations.
When Jason Kenney claims, without evidence, that Alberta's oilsands have been targeted by a cabal of American philanthropic foundations, he speaks with the confidence of someone who thinks his claims are unfalsifiable, impossible to disprove. And he's cynically betting that Canadians, unwilling or unable to investigate the matter on their own, will give him the benefit of the doubt.
But he's wrong. His claims are, in fact, falsifiable. We know this because we examined them: After nine months spent investigating public charity records on Candid, America's most comprehensive foundation and charitable monitoring site, we found that every core tenet of the foreign-funding conspiracy theory is false. And, in this four-part series, we will prove it by systematically debunking nine key myths associated with Kenney's scare-mongering rhetoric.