Re­searcher in anti-in­dus­try ac­tivism com­ing to P.G.

The Prince George Citizen - - Local - Frank PEEBLES Cit­i­zen staff fpee­[email protected]­i­t­i­

One of the lead­ing voices in dig­ging be­neath anti-in­dus­try lobby groups is com­ing to Prince Ge­orge. A grass­roots pro-in­dus­try group called The North Mat­ters is bring­ing Vi­vian Krause to a num­ber of north­ern com­mu­ni­ties to hear di­rectly from her on what she has un­cov­ered in her in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Call­ing her­self an “in­de­pen­dent re­searcher” and hav­ing pub­li­ca­tion ex­pe­ri­ence in such me­dia as The Fi­nan­cial Post and her blog en­ti­tled Fair Ques­tions, Krause says she delved into the fi­nan­cial records of groups that op­pose nat­u­ral re­source de­vel­op­ment and traced their fund­ing to du­bi­ously in­ter­na­tional sources, some of them sur­pris­ing.

“Her care­fully doc­u­mented re­search on the fund­ing net­work of foun­da­tions, and their in­flu­ence on Canadian anti-re­source groups has be­come widely known and highly val­ued by in­ter­ested ci­ti­zens of ev­ery stripe from coast to coast to coast,” said Dave John­ston of The North Mat­ters.

The Prince Ge­orge en­gage­ment with Krause hap­pens Thurs­day at 6:30 p.m. at the Mar­riott Ho­tel.

“In­de­pen­dent, self-di­rected, fo­cused and ar­tic­u­late Van­cou­ver-based re­searcher and writer Vi­vian Krause has made a real dif­fer­ence in the con­tentious, slanted cam­paigns against the largest con­trib­u­tors to our coun­try’s economy – by shin­ing a spotlight on the fi­nances and struc­tures be­hind many ac­tivist groups,” John­ston said.

To book your seat, go to the eventbrite web­site. Tick­ets are free but pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired.

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