EthicalOil.org TV ad premieres exclusively on Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada)
Toronto, August 29, 2011 – The treatment of women is the focus of a new TV ad premiering exclusively on the Oprah Winfrey Network, announced Alykhan Velshi of EthicalOil.org. The 30-second public information ad highlights Canada’s oilsands as an Ethical Oil alternative to Conflict Oil from regimes like Saudi Arabia that mistreat women. The ad can be seen in Canada on the Oprah Winfrey Network during commercial breaks*, or on YouTube here. The ad campaign will last for one week.
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“Every year, North Americans buy 400 million barrels of Conflict Oil from Saudi Arabia, a regime where it’s illegal for a woman to drive a car, which counts a woman’s testimony as being worth half of a man’s, and which requires women to obtain permission from a male guardian to work or leave their home. North America’s conflict oil purchases are funding the enslavement of women in Saudi Arabia. Canada’s oilsands are an Ethical Oil alternative. Ethical oil is a choice we have to make,” said Mr. Velshi.
“This public information campaign was made possible because of grassroots support from across Canada,” said Mr. Velshi. “I hope even more Canadians go to EthicalOil.org and donate $5, $10, or $15 so we can extend this advertising campaign for a second week, to more TV stations, and to the United States.”
EthicalOil.org began as a blog to promote the ideas in television personality Ezra Levant’s bestselling book “Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada’s Oil Sands.” EthicalOil.org encourages people, businesses, and governments to choose Ethical Oil from Canada, its oilsands, and other liberal democracies over Conflict Oil from politically oppressive and environmentally reckless regimes.
*The ad is a paid ad, and does not reflect the corporate views of the Oprah Winfrey Network