Notable author and climate change activist Bill McKibben called on people across Canada today to tell the Museum of History to cut its ties to Big Oil.
Canada’s Museum of History takes money from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.
Canada’s most iconic museum should not be in bed with the largest oil lobby group in the country. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) has undermined climate legislation, rewritten environmental laws and pushed an agenda that violates Indigenous rights. That should never be on display in Canada’s national museum.
The Museum of History needs to stand on the right side of history and end its relationship with Canada’s most notorious Big Oil lobby.
As one of the most well-known and trusted cultural institutions in the country, the Museum of History has a responsibility to refuse dirty money from Big Oil — an industry representing companies including BP, Exxon, Chevron, and Shell. These are companies that are responsible for wrecking the climate, poisoning our water and land, and violating Indigenous rights.
Tell the Museum of History to get on the right side of history and cut ties with CAPP.
On April 24th, decision makers at the Museum of History will hold their Annual General meeting. On that day, our goal is to deliver thousands of signatures calling them to cut ties to CAPP. This is the last year of the Museum’s sponsorship agreement with CAPP. Let’s seize this moment to seal CAPP’s fate at the Museum!
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Demonstrators showed up at the Museum of History as the Museum showcased a Big Oil sponsored exhibit for the Canadian Museums Association conference. Here are the highlights.
The good news is, we can do something about it. The Museum of Natural History in New York, and the Tate Modern in London, have both been applauded for ending relationships with big oil. If the Museum of History ends its relationship with CAPP, it will join these leaders and send a powerful signal that CAPP stands on the wrong side of history, but the Museum of History does not.