Feds cancel deal with charity because of Enbridge pressure: CP
Mar 5, 2012 at 11:50 am in Business, News by tyler.king
The Canadian Press reports that the federal government cancelled an agreement with a charity because of pressure from the company behind the Northern Gateway oil sands pipeline.
The federal Fisheries department said it would stop using a more than 8 million dollar grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, a U.S. environmental trust, against the advice of public servants.
But the foundation donated through Tides Canada, a group that the feds have criticized for signing up large numbers of speakers for hearings about Enbridge’s pipeline.
Enbridge denies having any part in the decision to end the agreement.
Published March 5, 2012