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Nicoalbum

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 1:35:58 PM

The federal Conservatives hope to counter “intense and sustained public relations campaigns” against AB’s oil sands with a $24M international advertising blitz

The 2-year ad campaign will target political and business leaders, as well as media organizations and domestic political advocates in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The government believes domestic and international campaigns against the oil sands are partly to blame for proposed regulations that “unfairly target the oil sands” in the U.S. and Europe

The document specifically references CA’s LCFS, Sect.526 of the U.S. EI&S Act, and Europe’s FQD as proposals based on “preconceived notions about the oil sands that are not supported by science”

“Canada is a world leader in the responsible development of natural resources,” one planned
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 5:17:32 PM

Another boondoggle initiative, throwing money onto other contries
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CarefulDriver
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:35:22 AM

I'd rather our federal government focus on getting back to work COMPLETELY so I can get my food stamps back sooner. Some dumb advertising blitz on something that doesn't affect me is completely ridiculous.
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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:12:16 AM

Sorry Canadians --

But I wish I could buy some tar sands -- and fall for their advertising
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montpelier28
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:25:26 PM

Waste of money, stupid, 24M horrible.
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bojiway1
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 7:16:53 PM

As long it is truthful
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gcalleja
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 6:30:28 PM

Free speech.
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doggod
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 6:28:48 PM

Oh good, the USA isn't the only place where they steal money from working mothers and use it to benefit large corporations.

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teenitup
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 6:21:13 PM

gizbo123, wake up and read! This is Canada preparing the advertisements.
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ktbaeohana
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 5:56:20 PM

WATCH AND SEE.
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dunesfly
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 5:01:39 PM

All of the "offical" info published by the Canadian gov't or the US gov't or the companies that want to profit from oil sands is nonsense.
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schvanda63
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 4:36:13 PM

The caps button is on the left of the keyboard, use it AND STOP SHOUTING!!!
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Jeff1944
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 4:27:42 PM

I would hope the Canadians are successful, as the US should NOT be importing petro from Venezuela or the Saudis!
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DoctorV
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 3:12:21 PM

BUSMAN, READ THE ARTICLE, NOT THE HEADLINE!!!!!! THIS IS HAPPENING IN CANADA, NOT THE USA!!!!!!!!
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gizbo123
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 3:12:09 PM

And let the oil sands pay for it. Also the gov has money, they print 85 billion a month. 83% is open. They just shut down the targets they think hurt us. We are still sending billions overseas for our international welfare program. As far as the debt goes, we bring in 250 billion a month and the interest on the debt is 50 billion. So all this is a scam to get us to let um spend more and more until we really are in trouble then bye bye constitution as by design, Wake up!
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BUSMAN1105
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 2:54:50 PM

WHERE ARE THEY GETTING THE MONEY IF THE FEDERAL GOVT IS SHUT DOWN???????????
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 2:51:55 PM

Well, the right-wingers are at it again--not that it has anything to do with gas prices.But the Keystone XL is still a bad idea.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 2:42:31 PM

sounds like a good plan, or they could hire putin to negotiate with Obama who always gives in to fellow socialists
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TXCRZ
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 2:40:38 PM

$24M subsidy to the Canadian oil industry
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csblesson
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 2:29:33 PM

They ay they don't have money
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teenitup
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 2:21:16 PM

>>"Great. Can't pay employees, but can pay for advertising..."<<

Didn't know Canada's government was shut down!
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teenitup
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 2:19:49 PM

>>"It's a shame that Canada has to spend this money. Sometimes that is the only way to counter the lies and misconceptions spread by the Eco-imperialist anti-oil insurgents."<<

You're so right drpeppertx!

There are so many intense doses of Eco-freak propaganda.

We already get enough here from the bait & switch paid shills and trolls pushing their lies in the hypocritical name of 'green'.
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CocoPaz
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 1:59:54 PM

Great. Can't pay employees, but can pay for advertising...
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 1:53:16 PM


Oh goody. More intense doses of industry propaganda.

As if we do not already get enough here from the bait & switch shills.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 1:52:52 PM

It's a shame that Canada has to spend this money. Sometimes that is the only way to counter the lies and misconceptions spread by the Eco-imperialist anti-oil insurgents.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 1:38:33 PM

They know what side the bread is buttered
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 1:36:20 PM

Ottawa fed's BS
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