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Alberta buys $30 000 New York Times ad to promote Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | Mar 19, 2013:

Alberta Keystone XL Ad New York Times

Last week, the New York Times boldly urged President Barack Obama to reject TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The influential paper’s March 10 editorial immediately drew the ire of the Canadian petrostate and its Conservative foot soldiers.

Alberta Premier Alison Redford responded over the weekend by purchasing the above $30 000 ad in the New York Times ad to promote Keystone XL. According to The Canadian Press, a spokesman for Redford said the ad was “taken out to counter” the NYT editorial.

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PROPAGANDA: Alison Redford says Keystone XL is “responsible oil sands development”

“I’m proud to say Alberta applauds and shares the President’s strong desire to address climate change and we’re already taking action.”

By: Alison Redford | Published by USA Today on Feb 25, 2013: 

An aerial photo of the Syncrude Canada oil sands mine north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. (Photo: Chris Evans, The Pembina Institute)

An aerial photo of the Syncrude Canada oil sands mine north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. (Photo: Chris Evans, The Pembina Institute)

On behalf of my province — a close friend, ally and northern neighbor to the American people — I can say confidently that Alberta and the United States share one of the most trusted and important relationships in the world. The United States is already Alberta’s biggest customer for our oil. The Keystone XL pipeline will further cement the strong bond between Alberta and the U.S. and is important in developing a safe, secure North American energy partnership.

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