Canadian investigative reporter Mike De Souza reports on InsideClimate News that Canada’s pro-Keystone ad campaign in Washington, DC is misleading Americans about deep cuts to the country’s environmental monitoring programs. “Canada has cut nearly $3 billion in spending and up to 5,000 jobs from its science-based departments,” ICN notes. De Souza writes that “Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government has set aside $22.7 million for an advertising blitz this year to promote oil and Canada’s other natural resources in the United States, Europe and Asia. But scientists and environmental groups say the advertising message is misleading its target audience about the Canadian government’s failure to clean up the oil sands, Canada’s fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions.”
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