Friday, March 25, 2011

Sordid politics

An advisor to  Stephen Harper left the PM's office in 2008 to become executive director for the Canada School of Energy and Environment, a "think-tank" begun with $15 million in federal money. Bruce Carson used government funding to work with Canada's biggest energy companies to improve the image of Alberta's tar sands. The 66-year old influence peddler also allegedly pulled strings to gain a lucrative contract for his 22-year old girl friend, a former prostitute.

Carson is now at the centre of a growing Tory scandal. The Tyee today offers Scandal Rocks Key Player in Canada's Oil Sands PR Push

However, a real leader in putting the spotlight on this sordid affair is an online journalist at The Sixth Estate, the go-to place for extensive details about Bruce Carson.
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1 comment:

  1. Well the Conservatives, held in contempt problems, have come home to roost. We are having a Federal election. The opposition certainly ganged up on Harper. He is blaming the other party's, for inciting another election. However, if I remember right, Harper had the first attack ad on TV. Harper did want an election, until the contempt of Parliament issues came up. I just don't like Harper's, Global government for Canada plans. I was furious, he gave the wealthiest outfits in the world, ANOTHER tax reduction. This deduction will come off Canadians paychecks. How much more of this greed and corruption, do Canadians have to contend with?

    I don't know who I will vote for yet. However, if there is a party, that will get rid of the HST, and stomp out corruption, and, have these wealthy company's pay their, fair share of taxes. That is who will get my vote. BC people have had it with corruption, and being ripped off. We live in the most corrupt province in Canada. Campbell, Hansen and Harper, forced the HST onto the exact people, who can't afford it.

    Harper and Campbell, still have a very cozy relationship. The minute I saw that, I wrote Harper right off. Campbell is the worst, corrupt premier, in Canadian history.



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