A Liberal MP from Ontario has been paying to advertise a petition calling on his government to reject the proposed Teck Frontier oilsands mine in Alberta. 

According to journalist Brian Lilley, Liberal MP Mark Gerretsen paid almost $400 in targeted Facebook advertising on the petition. 

“We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to reject the proposal to build the Teck Resources Frontier Oilsands Mine in Alberta as it is not in the best interest of Canadians,” says the petition, which was sponsored by Gerretsen.