Dirty Oil Diplomacy: The Canadian Government’s Global Push to Sell the Tar Sands

Climate Action Network Canada has just launched their latest publication Dirty Oil Diplomacy. Based on hundreds of documents obtained under the Canadian freedom of information laws, the publication clearly outlines the Canadian government’s strategy for selling tar sands across the globe.

It exposes the domestic and foreign strategies for selling tar sands, Canada’s fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions.The report also details the Pan European Oil Sands Advocacy Strategy created by the Canadian government, which was initiated in January 2010 at a number of Canadian Embassies in Europe. The strategy sought to strengthen links with relevant industry partners, while changing the perception of tar sands.

The full report is available here, and executive summaries in English and French are also available to download. 

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