BC-based Dogwood Initiative is all about trying to stop oil and gas projects like pipelines. They’ve also been known to meddle in Canadian elections in order to accomplish their goals by rallying against pro-oil and gas candidates.
During the 2015 election year, Dogwood took in almost $190K in grants from Tides US.
That’s a lot of money for a foreign interest to donate to an initiative agitating against the Canadian oil and gas industry under the guise of fighting climate change but Dogwood’s involvement in campaigns to remove the Harper Conservatives, worked in many ridings.
Do you know who else I found funding Dogwood? Google Canada.
Publicly available Third Party Elections Advertising Reports from the Elections Canada website show Google donated almost $20K to the Dogwood Initiative during the 2015 election cycle.
There’s been much speculation recently that the tech giant and Silicon Valley are actively working against conservative causes, so is Google targeting conservative causes and meddling in elections?
It’s hard to argue with this kind of evidence— $20K is a lot of money to hand over to a registered third party. Money talks and Google has a lot of it, but they also seem to have an agenda.
Google is a powerful company that dominates the internet with a stockpile of technical ammo at their fingertips that could sway opinions in their favour.
But perhaps the most troublesome thing about all of this is how their actions seem to go unchecked.