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If Robert Redford speaks about Enbridge, should we listen?

Robert Redford filming in downtown Vancouver recently (CBC)

Robert Redford has turned his sights on fighting the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline project. But why should we care what celebrities have to say about political, economic, or environmental issues? We spoke with Andrew Cooper, professor and author of the book "Celebrity Diplomacy," about the phenomenon of celebrity activists.

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Robert Redford's column in the Globe and Mail

Andrew Cooper's website

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