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Harper Conservatives spend on Keystone XL ads, while cutting environment funding

By: Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of CanadaPress Release:

CEP LOGOOTTAWA, May 27, 2013 – “Canadians should be outraged that the federal government is shoving millions of taxpayer dollars into American advertising to  promote Keystone XL,”  says Dave Coles, President of Canada’s largest energy workers’ union.

The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada has learned that since 2010-11 Natural Resources Canada has increased its advertising budget by 7000%.

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Keystone XL pipeline not good for Canada, opposition leader suggests

SOURCE: Guardian (UK)

Thomas Mulcair criticises Canada’s Conservative government and says pipeline is exacting heavy environmental cost

Canada‘s opposition leader spoke out against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline during a visit to Washington on Wednesday, breaking with the Canadian government’s full-on lobbying push for the controversial project.

In appearances around Washington, Thomas Mulcair, the leader of the New Democratic Party, was scathing of the Conservative government’s environmental record and strongly suggested – without saying so explicitly – that he does not believe the pipeline is in Canada’s interest.

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Harper Conservatives should disclose public funds spent to push Keystone XL

Press Release | Posted: March 17, 2013

The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) is calling for a full accounting of the public money spent lobbying in favour of the highly controversial Keystone XL pipeline, according to a recent CEP press release.

In recent weeks several Conservative ministers have flown to Washington to push the approval of the pipeline while Harper has made it the top priority for Canada’s embassies and 22 consular offices in the U.S for 3 consecutive years.

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