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Trucks haul loads during mining operations in this aerial photograph of the Suncor Energy Inc. base plant in the Athabasca Oil Sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
Trucks haul loads during mining operations in this aerial photograph of the Suncor Energy Inc. base plant in the Athabasca Oil Sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
(Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg)

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Shiny happy oil sands ads? The facts would work better

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Ottawa has been using Canadians’ own tax dollars to peddle simple-minded flag-waving propaganda in TV ads about Canada’s “Responsible Resource Development,” particularly when it comes to the Alberta oil sands. Now, Greenpeace is calling them on it.