Alberta premier pipes up about controversial game showing bombing of pipeline

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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.

Organizations: TV Ontario

Geographic location: Alberta, TORONTO, Ontario British Columbia Canada

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