The photo above features Stephen Harper's wife Laureen accepting applause from her husband and John Geiger, CEO of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.
This came after the Harpers were named honorary fellows of the society, which publishes Canadian Geographic magazine.
Not everyone is so enamoured with the organization, though.
The Canadian Youth Climate Coalition has launched a petition objecting to the Royal Canadian Geographic Society's partnership with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers on the "Energy IQ" project in classrooms across Canada.
The petition claims that Energy IQ offers a "tar sands industry spun version of Canada's energy future without critical information on the environmental, human rights and climate change risks and impacts" of expanding production.
"Our schools are no place for Big Oil, and Canadian Geographic is abandoning its responsibility as an educator and publisher by giving CAPP access," the petition states.
Of course, CAPP works with numerous other publishers, including metropolitan and national daily newspapers, and major television broadcasters to "educate" the public. This is accomplished through a massive paid-advertising campaign likely running into the millions of dollars.
Anyone who feels this is having an impact on the debate over pipelines can make their voice heard at the No Enbridge rally on Saturday (November 16) at 2 p.m. at Science World in Vancouver.
It's part of the Defend Our Climate, Defend Our Communities national day of action, which features events in nine big cities across Canada.