Sunday, January 05, 2014

This Day In Snookland...The Strahl That Stirs The Premier's Drink.


That was then:

...“[May 14] is going to be about individuals making their voice heard in the ballot booth. But you know, Stockwell Day, as an example, and Chuck Strahl, two retired politicians, federal politicians, are both very actively helping us in this campaign and I’m really proud of the contribution that they’ve been making.”...

This is now:

Chuck Strahl, Chairman of the federal body which oversees Canada’s spy agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), has registered to lobby on behalf of Enbridge’s ‘Northern Gateway Pipelines Limited Partnership’.

Two weeks before the December 19, 2013 decision of the National Energy Board’s Joint Review Panel on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project, Strahl and his firm – Chuck Strahl Consulting Inc.– registered as a B.C. provincial lobbyist and listed the Enbridge subsidiary as his client starting December 6...

Of course,  in classic say anything fashion, Ms. Clark the day after the 'then' said exactly the opposite...Seemed there was a slight optical problem in conflictyness given that fact that the good Mr. Strahl oversees that wee little thing called CSIS.


1 comment:

Danneau said...

Ruminating on this and the various posts about how Harper is destroying the knowledge base built over decades by dedicated researchers (strike a responsive chord here?) so that he can bury what people need to know to deconstruct the Harperite arguments for a destructive agenda makes me woozy as I think of the wonderful people who are going to deal with so much misery. And there remains so much blustering ignorance out there, people who feel they're protecting their precious lifestyle as they strip themselves of the protections they need to ensure life on the planet. So it's important to me that my grandson allows that I'm making progress as we play a duet on Inspector Gadget: is it too much to ask that he be able to do the same for his grandson? It seems unlikely. Strahl is part of the inane push to make the profits now and screw the consequences. The whole squirrelly lot would be criminals were they not constantly redefining 'legal'.