Alberta premier pipes up about controversial game showing bombing of pipeline

22 Mar

The Canadian Press – March 22, 2013

 
Alberta premier pipes up about controversial game showing bombing of pipeline
 

This screengrab from the online game Pipe Trouble shows bombing and protests are part of the Ontario taxpayer-funded game, with which Alberta Premier Alison Redford has taken issue.

Photograph by: Craig Small/Vimeo , Screengrab

TORONTO — Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she is disappointed to see a taxpayer-funded online game showing the bombing of a gas pipeline.

TV Ontario provided money to create the game, called Pipe Trouble, to accompany a documentary about the pipeline debate in British Columbia.

But questions have been raised about the game’s introductory video, which appears to show activists protesting before a pipeline blows up.

The provincially funded broadcaster says the game is meant to engage people on both sides of the pipeline debate and it’s not taking sides.

But Redford says a taxpayer-funded game depicting the blowing up of pipelines is contrary to Canada’s interests given that the entire country benefits from a strong and diverse energy sector.

Redford says she’s encouraged that Ontario’s governing Liberals are looking into the matter.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has said that her government isn’t taking a side in the pipeline debate.

Pipe Trouble: http://vimeo.com/61024880

Story Republished from the Edmonton Journal: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/Alberta+Premier+Alison+Redford+pipes+about+controversial/8138353/story.html

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