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New U.S. funding for the war on Canadian oil
Financial Post [Canada] ^ | December 2, 2013 | Vivian Krause

Posted on 12/03/2013 7:52:47 AM PST by canuck_conservative

For more than a decade, there has been a complex international effort to stymie the oil industry in Canada. It’s called the Tar Sands Campaign and the main sources of funding for this campaign are the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Oak Foundation, the Sea Change Foundation, the Tides Foundation and other charitable foundations, most of which are based in California. By my calculations, these foundations have provided at least $75-million for campaigns and land use planning initiatives that thwart the development and export of Canadian oil. Until now, little information has been available about the specific activities that have been funded. Not anymore.

Earlier this month, an unprecedented amount of detail came to light in a series of covering letters for 70 payments sent by the San Francisco-based Tides Foundation (“Tides USA”) to 45 organizations in the U.S., Canada and Europe. These payments total $3.2-million....

The recipients are clearly identified. From the Great Bear Rainforest Initiative and the First Nations at Fort Chipewayan to the groups pushing for the EU Fuel Quality Directive in Europe, virtually every organization that campaigns against the Alberta oil industry is funded by Tides USA, these letters reveal.....

The problem that I see with these payments is that creating a negative narrative and cultivating opposition is not what charitable foundations are supposed to fund nor is it what registered charities in Canada are supposed to do.

“To be considered charitable, an educational activity must be reasonably objective and based on a well-reasoned position. This means a position that is based on factual information that is methodically, objectively, fully, and fairly analyzed......

(Excerpt) Read more at opinion.financialpost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: evirokooks; keystone; oilsands; tides
"Sunlight is the best disinfectant"
1 posted on 12/03/2013 7:52:47 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: Clive; fanfan

You guys will find this interesting. Something we’ve all suspected for awhile, I’ll bet.


2 posted on 12/03/2013 7:54:22 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative

But I thought only the EEEEEVIL George W. Bush went around sticking his nose into other countries’ business?


3 posted on 12/03/2013 7:56:44 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: canuck_conservative

War on conservative Canadians bump for later.....


4 posted on 12/03/2013 7:59:54 AM PST by indthkr
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To: canuck_conservative

The main source of funding for all of these organizations is.....?


5 posted on 12/03/2013 8:31:14 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: canuck_conservative

Some if those “charities” have been outed as anti-american, pro-socialist or worse; founded by Soros, et al. The Tides Foundation for openers. They are just one of the deep pockets outfits that bought 2 elections for Obunga.


6 posted on 12/03/2013 8:32:24 AM PST by Tucker39
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To: canuck_conservative

Non-OPEC oil makes Earth Mother weep.

OPEC oil, on the other hand, makes her smile.


7 posted on 12/03/2013 8:50:32 AM PST by marron
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To: canuck_conservative

These “charitable” foundations have all been commandeered by leftists, and they fund ideologies contrary to the earners of all that wealth.


8 posted on 12/03/2013 8:52:04 AM PST by bkopto
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To: canuck_conservative

Why does it seem everything sinister, black and evil is emanating from the U.S.A. now.


9 posted on 12/03/2013 9:57:31 AM PST by Para-Ord.45 ( Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: canuck_conservative

Soros, Obama, the hard NWO Left


10 posted on 12/03/2013 10:03:22 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: canuck_conservative; Clive

More than suspected. Follow Ezra Levant for the latest on the US War against our oil.

At least our women are allowed to drive. ;-)


11 posted on 12/05/2013 5:16:22 PM PST by fanfan ("If Muslim kids were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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