Killing the ‘Tar Sands’ with American Money and Canadian Saboteurs


All that American funding materially contributed to the defeat of the Harper Conservatives and the election of an ideologically anti-oilsands Liberal government. LeadNow claims its campaigners helped defeat Conservative candidates in 25 ridings. The campaigners received a bonus beyond their wildest dreams when newly-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed one of their most dedicated eco-warriors as his principal secretary. Prior to ascending to the most powerful post in the Prime Minister's Office, from 2008 to 2012 Gerald Butts was president and CEO of World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF Canada), an important Tides campaign partner.