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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