EDMONTON, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG) is thanking The
Gap clothing retailer (which includes Banana Republic and Old Navy) and
Levi Strauss for clarifying that it is not taking part in a boycott
against fuel derived from Canadian Oil Sands.
The Gap and Levi Strauss will be removed from a Facebook page (Boycott
the oil sands boycotters) aimed at persuading Canadians to take their
"We applaud businesses for trying to reduce their environmental
footprint and we welcome open discussion about the oil sands industry,"
said AEG President Tim Shipton. "But we draw the line at boycotts
against Canadian fuels based on half truths and poor logic."
AEG is also warning its member companies and others to avoid negotiating
with San Francisco-based environmental organization Forest Ethics.
"A handful of companies have reported Forest Ethics have misrepresented
their environmental initiatives as being a part of boycotts when that is
clearly not the case," added Shipton. "Any business should do their
homework before joining forces with the likes of Forest Ethics."
AEG is Alberta's common sense public policy advocacy group dedicated
to lasting prosperity and strong communities. AEG members employ 40,000
people in the energy, manufacturing, construction and retail industries
and generate billions in economic activity each year. For more
information on AEG visit href="http://www.albertaenterprise.ca/">www.albertaenterprise.ca.
SOURCE ALBERTA ENTERPRISE GROUP
For further information: For further information:
Tim Shipton, President, Alberta Enterprise Group - 780.909.8584