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Pipeline propaganda abuses airwaves

To the Editor,

Stop with the pipeline ads before I scream!

“If I see or hear another advertisement about a pipeline I will scream,” is what I said to myself last week and now I’m hoarse.

These oil companies are pushing this pipeline propaganda like a drug dealer pushes crack, with full knowledge they are dangerous to our health – this is why it is being ‘pushed.’

On top of that, strategically and immediately following those ads are the ones touting federal government programs, which is unnecessary and unjustifiably costly to Canadian citizens.

We are bombarded to the point of having to quickly turn the radio off, change the channel or leave a web page. This is nothing short of disrespect to viewers and listeners, but even more so, it is outrageous abuse of our airways and cyberspace and there should be laws against it.

What’s really infuriating is those pipeline ads show me what we will be losing if a pipeline is allowed to go through and reminds me how disrespected we are by both our government and the oil companies.

Diane Babcock
Nanaimo

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