If you’ve got money, you can buy off some critics. The oil industry definitely has money, and some critics are definitely for sale.
A few days ago, the Vancouver Province posted a satire of Enbridge’s saccharine promo for the Northern Gateway pipeline. Enbridge, which is currently running a $5 million advertising campaign in Postmedia newpapers, objected. The Province immediately removed the spoof from its website.
Here’s the video Enbridge doesn’t want people to see. It was created by the Province‘s editorial cartoonist Dan Murphy, who bears no responsibility for his employer’s craven behaviour.