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Canadian government drops over $16 million on advertising its tar sands

Guardian: The Canadian government has nearly doubled its advertising spending to promote the Alberta tar sands in an aggressive new lobbying push ahead of Thursday's visit to New York by the prime minister, Stephen Harper. The Harper government has increased its advertising spending on the Alberta tar sands to $16.5m from $9m a year ago. The Canadian Press news agency, which first reported on the increase in advertising spending by the Department of Natural Resources, said the television advertising...