I was 10 years old the first time that I set foot in the Canadian Museum of History. I remember the awe of seeing the world’s largest indoor exhibit of totem poles the first time, and the slight terror of seeing a larger-than-life polar bear on the museum’s state-of-the-art IMAX screen. With every visit to the museum, I left with a deeper appreciation for this beautiful planet.
But today, the Museum of History has a dark secret: Big Oil is using it to sell environmental destruction and rejection of climate change.
This summer, the museum is unveiling the brand new Canadian History Hall, an exhibit sponsored by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), Canada’s most dangerous Big Oil lobbyists. This sponsorship is anything but a gift.http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/perfitt-museum-of-history-needs-to-cut-ties-with-big-oil