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Christy, what are you thinking? BC Liberals hire Harper aide and Enbridge lobbyist Ken Boessenkool as chief of staff.

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If you ever wanted to know which side of the political spectrum the BC ‘Liberals’ fall, it’s pretty obvious by now it’s neither centre nor left. When a supposed centre-left political party hires a lobbyist whose previous tenure involved working as senior policy advisor and strategist to Stephen Harper and lobbying for Enbridge and Suncor, . . . → Read More: Christy, what are you thinking? BC Liberals hire Harper aide and Enbridge lobbyist Ken Boessenkool as chief of staff.

Mother Jones gives Ezra Levant a hot oil message

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I don’t think Ezra will get it. With Mr. Levant any publicity, even when you’re being eviscerated, is what being a ‘gadfly‘ is all about.

Cross posted at Let Freedom Rain.

Guardian: Canadian government lobbying Europeans to protect tar sands

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Nice to see the Guardian doing the heavy lifting while our media snoozes (aka doing Harper’s bidding).

The Canadian government has been accused of an “unprecedented” lobbying effort involving 110 meetings in less than two years in Britain and Europe in a bid to derail new fuel legislation that could hit exports from its tar . . . → Read More: Guardian: Canadian government lobbying Europeans to protect tar sands

Harper’s contribution to the energy debate

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The disaster in Japan is, even now, putting a spotlight on the question of nuclear power and whether it’s a good idea to emphasize it in the planning of energy policy.

I’d like to say something sensible, perhaps suggesting that if we’re going to talk about less expensive ways of producing energy, then . . . → Read More: Harper’s contribution to the energy debate