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TORONTO -- Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she'll be looking into an online game partially paid for and promoted by a taxpayer-funded broadcaster that shows the bombing of a gas pipeline.
A blog post supporting the game appeared on the website of TV Ontario. It also provides a link to the game, called Pipe Trouble and offers a free trial.
But questions were raised Thursday about the game's introductory video, which appears to show activists protesting before a pipeline blows up.
The TVO blog describes Pipe Trouble as a "companion ethical game" to a documentary that deals with local opposition to pipelines and the bombing of pipelines in Peace River, B.C.
TVO says the game uses "over-the-top satire to cleverly explore the two sides of the energy-extraction debate."
Wynne said Thursday she doesn't know anything about the game or TVO's involvement and would like more information before commenting on it.
"I know nothing about that," Wynne said.
"It sounds somewhat disturbing to me on the face of it. So I'm going to ask the minister of education to have that conversation about TVO because I think there does need to be a question asked about that."
Education Minister Liz Sandals issued a statement a few hours later acknowledging that there have been "some concerns" about the online game.
"The government, along with TVO, does not condone illegal activity," she said.
"That is why we have asked TVO to ensure that this online game adheres to their existing programming standards and does not condone such activity."
-- The Canadian Press