Concerned about the price of oil? Maybe giving the oil companies hundreds of thousands of dollars in advertising dollars will help, or so think the Conservatives…
The federal Conservatives are launching an aggressive attack ad campaign today targeting Liberal Leader Stephane Dion over his proposed new carbon tax…Because the oil companies really need the money. This follow the previous Conservative love letters to big oil such as fighting tooth and nail against Kyoto, abandoning their promise to cut taxes on gas, and doing absolutely nothing serious on the environment.
The bilingual, multimedia, nationwide party-funded campaign that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars will roll out in four parts across the country -- catching Canadians listening to the radio, online, at the pumps and on the streets.
Is the feeling mutual? Maybe…
Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore has accused the oil industry of financially backing the Tories and their "ultra-conservative leader" to protect its stake in Alberta's lucrative oilsands.
Canadians, Gore said, should vigilantly keep watch over prime minister-designate Stephen Harper because he has a pro-oil agenda and wants to pull out of the Kyoto accord -- an international agreement to combat climate change.
"The election in Canada was partly about the tar sands projects in Alberta," Gore said Wednesday while attending the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.
"And the financial interests behind the tar sands project poured a lot of money and support behind an ultra-conservative leader in order to win the election . . . and to protect their interests."
The Conservative Party of Canada: sucking-up to Big Oil since 2003. And now cutting-out the middleman and just sending the oil companies bags of cash directly.
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