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Ontario taxpayers shelled out $55,000 for 'Pipe Trouble'

Ontario tax dollars appear to have flowed to an online game - available on publicly owned TVOntario - that features natural gas line that can leak, make people ill or be sabotaged.

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According to numbers obtained by Sun News Network, developers of "Pipe Trouble" were given much more than the $10,000 from TVOntario to develop the game that accompanied a pipeline documentary the provincial broadcaster produced.

Popsandbox productions was also given over $45,000 from the Ontario Media Development Corporation. This came in the form of the government's Interactive Digital Media Fund.

The jury has to weigh the application to see what kind of jobs it creates and the benefit to the Ontario economy.

Controversy from across the country arose because the game included elements of eco-terrorism, and also because the developers of the game said they were giving some proceeds to the anti-pipeline environmental group, the David Suzuki Foundation. The David Suzuki foundation says it has received no money from the developers of the game as of yet.

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