Big Oil sponsors energy meeting
Sierra Club Canada says they can't believe the major sponsors of the event are big oil companies.
Executive Director John Bennett says the optics are bad, and it sends the wrong message to Canadians.
Bennett says the ministers' conference has three Olympic-sounding levels of sponsorship, but the ministers won't win any medals.
Companies sponsoring the four-day get together include Shell, Encana, Nexen and the Oilsands Developers Group.
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Corporate sponsorship for energy meeting slammed CBC News, July 13, 2011
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