TORONTO, ON – On November 15th, Ontario Proud launched its #StopSaudiOil campaign. The campaign asks Canada's political leaders to ban the importation of Saudi oil.
Canada currently imports $300 million of Saudi oil every month. Saudi Arabia uses this money to finance misogyny, homophobia and attacks on journalists.
Importing Saudi oil is not only morally wrong, it makes no sense when Canada has its own energy resources.
Ontario Proud's campaign has been extremely well received by the public. Ontario Proud's #StopSaudiOil video has been viewed more than 1.1 million times on Facebook and has over 27,000 shares. The campaign has also generated 80,000 views on YouTube and counting.
Ontario Proud will soon launch radio ads, along with other promotional efforts, in support of the #StopSaudiOil campaign.
Ontario Proud is one of the most engaged and popular Facebook pages in Canada, with 100,000 email supporters and over 400,000 Facebook followers. The not-for-profit grassroots-supported organization actively engages with Canadians on all social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter (@ontarioisproud), Instagram (@ontario_proud), and YouTube. It produces videos, opinion, and news commentary which promote Ontario culture, lower taxes, fair hydro rates, and government accountability, and reaches 5-15 million unique people online weekly.