Ottawa spending $40-million to pitch Canada’s natural resources

BRUCE CHEADLE

OTTAWA — The Canadian Press

Published Wednesday, Nov. 27 2013, 6:55 PM EST

Last updated Wednesday, Nov. 27 2013, 7:28 PM EST

The Conservative government is spending $40-million this year to advertise Canada’s natural resource sector – principally oil and gas – at home and abroad.

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver revealed the figure Wednesday as his department seeks another $12.9-million to augment an international campaign designed to portray Canada as a stable and environmentally responsible source of energy.

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