Never trust anyone who wears this logo. https://twitter.com/seanchucalgary/status/1367283037944250368
h/t @thenarwhalca https://thenarwhal.ca/grassroots-canada-action-carries-deep-ties-conservative-party-oil-gas-industry/
“Our messages are not resonating,” Natural Resource Minister Greg Rickford told a room full of oil and gas executives in a luxury Rocky Mountain resort last fall. “You are fighting an uphill battle...https://thenarwhal.ca/grassroots-canada-action-carries-deep-ties-conservative-party-oil-gas-industry/
Likely with seed money from John Battershill, a chiropracteur who operates in Calgary, and drives an I oil branded truck. https://thenarwhal.ca/cody-battershill/
He quit sports after sustaining several concussions.
Now he claims to be able to help heal traumatic brain damage with chiropractic treatments.
Since then 1900 Albertans have died.
They are also very effective at infiltrating corporate AGMs and conferences.
The Oil Industry’s PR Offensive: CAPP’s “grassroots” group, a real estate mogul, and an oil-obsessed government via @briarpatchmag https://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/the-oil-industrys-pr-offensive
CAPP’s “grassroots” group, a real estate mogul, and an oil-obsessed government – A climate justice journalist heads to the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary to see how the industry is pushing its...https://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/the-oil-industrys-pr-offensive
As an Alberta-born and -raised earth scientist who has made a career studying fossil fuels and energy issues, I am dismayed at the bombardment of ‘fake news’ in print, online and TV ads from the...https://www.policynote.ca/false-advertising-by-the-alberta-government-and-oil-lobby/
Legions of Albertans are showing their allegiance to oil by wearing their hearts on their sleeves (and caps and T-shirts and hoodies). Is it a defensive posture?https://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/the-rise-of-albertas-unapologetic-petro-patriots/
(I had remembered seeing somewhere that @LeelaAheer had turned her car into a Canada Action billboard, but I couldn't remember where. It was this segment. https://twitter.com/TheBreakdownAB/status/1188771914942074880?s=20
Again, great investigation by @TheBreakdownAB. https://twitter.com/TheBreakdownAB/status/1189596095854174209?s=20
Annual returns for Canada Action 2016, 2017, and 2018 were filed by Tyler Shandro. https://kimsiever.ca/2020/05/22/did-tyler-shandro-misrepresent-an-oil-and-gas-organization-while-he-was-a-lawyer/
I recently acquired several documents related to the Canadian Action Coalition. While reviewing the documents, I noticed that the annual returns for 2016, 2017, and 2018 were filed by Tyler Shandro…https://kimsiever.ca/2020/05/22/did-tyler-shandro-misrepresent-an-oil-and-gas-organization-while-he-was-a-lawyer/
Now they claim to support forestry, farmers, and strip mining.
Established brands are durable. It's easier for a politician to hitch their wagon to an existing brand than to trick someone to think that they care about reducing homelessness.
"Harper frequently used Tim Hortons locations as backdrops for announcements or photo ops and, in 2009." https://thewalrus.ca/how-tim-hortons-became-a-political-prop/
--from @thespec https://www.thespec.com/news/canada/2010/09/13/why-tim-hortons-has-political-power.html
Tim Horton’s, Canada’s most popular purveyor of addictive substances (sugar and caffeine). In this episode uncover the importance of this unstoppable coffee chain and it’s hidden role in politics....https://frequencypodcastnetwork.com/2020/05/10/the-political-power-of-tim-hortons/
They do the marketing for an identity that both industry & politicians can hitch on to.
"Look at me doing relatable things" says the politician "don't I look trustable?" https://twitter.com/youseepeeYYC/status/1358615653402374144
It pretends to be grassroots, but it's all fake astroturf.
Oil and gas doesn't love you back.
The symbol became something that voters related to. https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/what-is-a-maga-hat
Some even wore it with “I oil” shirts.
Regina – The wind was cold, desperately cold, on the steps of the Saskatchewan Legislature at noon on Jan. 8. It was perhaps a fitting metaphor for the supporters of Saskatchewan’s energy sector, . ....https://www.pipelinenews.ca/news/local-news/left-out-in-the-cold-regina-rally-for-resources-1.23587946
They either didn't notice or didn't care about who was rallying. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/ndp-critical-cabinet-yellow-vest-rally-1.4993459
NDP Leader Ryan Meili says he was surprised and disappointed to see two cabinet ministers attend recent Yellow vest rallies in Saskatchewan cities.https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/ndp-critical-cabinet-yellow-vest-rally-1.4993459
via @NatObserver https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/06/11/news/hate-groups-mix-yellow-vests-front-line-extremism-canada
At least two known hate groups made their way into a gathering of yellow vest protesters in Hamilton, Ont., on Saturday, underscoring what some describe as a disturbing trend that places thehttps://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/06/11/news/hate-groups-mix-yellow-vests-front-line-extremism-canada
It's just that some of the target audience was already hateful. https://globalnews.ca/news/6605199/alberta-energy-company-greta-thunberg-image/
An Alberta energy company is facing a wave of criticism on social media for an image that includes their company logo, and a woman or girl resembling climate activist Greta Thunberg.https://globalnews.ca/news/6605199/alberta-energy-company-greta-thunberg-image/
It makes the people on the bottom feel like they can relate to the people at the top.
"When Dr. John O’Connor sounded alarms in 2006 about high levels of #cancer in communities downstream of the #Alberta #oilsands, he began a 15-year battle against governments who denied the problem."
Dr. John O’Connor faced years of backlash after raising concerns in 2006 about unusually high numbers of cancer cases in communities downstream of the oilsands. Now, he has been awarded thehttps://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/03/03/news/doctor-who-sounded-alarms-about-cancer-oilsands-wins-whistleblower-award?s=09
h/t to @angryablib