Pipeline-bombing game disappoints Alberta premier
This screen grab shows a taxpayer-funded online game showing the bombing of a gas pipeline, called Pipe Trouble, which will accompany a documentary about the pipeline debate in British Columbia.
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, March 22, 2013 12:42PM EDT
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.