Thursday, June 14, 2007

Yes Men pull off hoax at Go Expo Energy Conference in Calgary

full article: CBC News
A pair of anti-corporate activists may have pulled off a bizarre prank at the Go Expo Energy conference.

Footage was broadcast on a television station Thursday from an online site called theenergynews.com showing members of a group called the Yes Men posing as key players from the U.S. oil industry.

Oil and gas industry executives had paid $50 each to hear a speech from the National Petroleum Council, a group that advises the White House on oil and gas matters.

Rumour had it that a new joint energy policy from the Canadian and American governments was coming down the pike.

At first, the speech just seemed odd.

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