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« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2011, 12:33:42 PM »
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...As previous reporting in this series explained, the close relationship between Canadian government officials and major oil companies has existed since at least 2008, when a lobbying coalition formed to battle clean energy laws in the United States. 
But until recently, The Tyee's investigation has uncovered few direct linkages between the Prime Minister's Office and major oil sands players. Carson's advocacy, as documents below would suggest, appears to establish such a linkage...
http://thetyee.ca/News/2011/03/25/ScandalRocksKeyPlayer/
 
 
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Koch Industries, a powerful American energy conglomerate which helped found the Tea Party movement, has now registered to lobby the Alberta government.
Records show the company hired Global Public Affairs, one of the most influential lobby firms in Canada, to represent its interests...
http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Environment/2011/03/24/koch-lobby-government/
 
 
Carson was also a visiting fellow and adjunct professor at the University of Calgary School of Public Policy:  http://sixthestate.net/?p=1115
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« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2011, 09:57:08 PM »
More about Carson and fiancee; some juicy details, some former CSIS agents wondering about possible contacts and motives in the background (hey, maybe she's doing espionage for the Koch Brothers or something!)  And hints of another person's involvement (maybe APTN knows the name? Their 6pm broadcast isn't on the website yet, I wonder if they revealed the name of X?)  :popcorn
 
http://www.calgaryherald.com/Couple+bawling+crying+over+lobbying+allegations/4501724/story.html
 
http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2011/03/24/rcmp-needs-to-probe-carson-affair-for-possible-shadowy-influences-ex-csis-agents/
 
Yesterday Harper was feeling betrayed over Carson (and today he's disappointed over losing the confidence of the House):
 
http://impolitical.blogspot.com/2011/03/harper-buck-passing-on-carson.html
 
Liberals were not sympathetic yesterday or today:
http://www.nationalpost.com/Carson+used+think+tank+resources+promote+Tories+Liberals+charge/4499451/story.html
 
More on Carson's speech to the Manning Centre on managing as a minority government:
http://sixthestate.net/?p=1207
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« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2011, 10:08:52 PM »
from one of your links, Holly:
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A "high-level Conservative" is dishing on the PM's feelings in the Bruce Carson matter. Probably a sign that the PMO is very concerned about the issue going into an election.

WOW - would Glenn Greenwald, and any reputable journalist, go nutzo over that .....  :blowup
 
Unattributed 'high level' source and accompanying spin .... amateur work there. As Colbert said for Bush: "I announce, you copy - then go home and write the book about the fearless journalist."
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« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2011, 10:18:12 PM »
Well the dif papers/sources have dif accounts on how Michelle/Carson met.

Then in March 2010 he met a girl named Michele McPherson through an internet posting. In December of the same year, he bought her a nearly $400,000 house and put it under both their names. APTN

McPherson, who was recruited as a prostitute at age 13 from an Ottawa playground, met the former prime minister's top adviser on a flight from Ottawa to Calgary last year, she said. Calg.Herald

Of course Harper is feeling aggrieved, he didn't vet the guy and his financial problems/ jail time, and he's the first sitting PM who fell over contempt. Gawd poor Laureen, she has to campaign with the dud. I'm just glad they are all surrounded with people.

But besides all that I'm inclined to go with the x-csis gyu - “If there is somebody behind (her), is he sort of a lover that happens to benefit from the kind of work his girlfriend is doing? Or is he a pimp that has a business relationship and she is a girl working for him? If that is the case…is there someone who ultimately says, ‘you know what I have here access to something else,’ and ultimately…would attempt to use that something else,” said Juneau-Katsuya, who published a book in 2009 about foreign espionage in Canada called, Nest of Spies.




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Re: Harper Regime & science funding / CSEE Can. Sch. of Energy & Envi.
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2011, 11:28:17 PM »
And hints of another person's involvement (maybe APTN knows the name? Their 6pm broadcast isn't on the website yet, I wonder if they revealed the name of X?)
 

The vid of the H20 Global contract between McPherson and Patrick Hill that APTN released last week contains the name "Nicolas Kaszap" on the contract and only one subsequent MSM story picked up on it, saying he had since left the company.  When people left comments at APTN asking who he was, APTN erased them. I can't find anything about him online. I'm waiting to find out who he is.
 
Toe : There are at least three diff news stories about how Carson and McPherson met, one being that she was introduced to Carson via her escort service contact with another member of H20 Pro.

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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2011, 01:38:30 PM »
APTN's one-hour show about Carson (I don't have time to watch it yet):
 
http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2011/03/23/season-finale-carson/

It is terribly sad and terribly humiliating for Carson to be told his fiance is seeing another man, living at his Ottawa house and driving around in his car. Horrifying for his children.
Gawd but my heart just aches for him. Maybe he knew, always did, but doesn't take away the awful spectacle of it.
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Re: Harper Regime & science funding / CSEE Can. Sch. of Energy & Envi.
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2011, 02:49:31 PM »
Disaffected Lib has more from "A usually-well informed Tory source..." about Carson and the Ottawa Carleton Regional Municipality. But there is no link, and I would like to see some independent confirmation for stuff like this:
 
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...The smoking gun, if it can be proven, is that Harper's PMO was warned "a number of times" not to let Carson anywhere near the prime minister.    If true, who decided to ignore those warnings and why?   What else was going on in Mr. Harper's office that would enable a guy with Carson's record to hop aboard?...

http://the-mound-of-sound.blogspot.com/2011/03/is-there-more-to-bruce-carson.html
 
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Re: Harper Regime & science funding / CSEE Can. Sch. of Energy & Envi.
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2011, 03:00:31 PM »
Just watched the whole APTN show. Excellent journalism -- have tweeted twice.

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« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2011, 08:10:57 PM »
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Re: Harper Regime & science funding / CSEE Can. Sch. of Energy & Envi.
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2011, 05:15:51 PM »
Other patronage in environment sector, re NRTEE:
 
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...NRTEE was created by Mulroney in 1988 in response to the international Brundtland Commission, which cemented the idea of sustainable development in the minds of policy makers. It produces policy analysis reports on environmental issues, including water, climate change, and air quality. And as of 2011, it too is chock full of Conservatives with at best a vague connection to environmental science...

http://sixthestate.net/?p=1387
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« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2011, 05:36:10 PM »
and now for a moment in the antipodes .....
 
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SYDNEY: Radio astronomy in Australia is “riding the crest” of a funding wave in the lead up to Australia’s bid to host the massive Square Kilometre Array radio telescope - but not everyone’s happy.
A decision on whether Australia or South Africa will host the SKA, an ambitious project consisting of hundreds of antennas acting as one big telescope thousands of kilometres across, is a long way off, around early 2012.
But Australian radio astronomy is already reaping the benefits of Federal and international funding in related projects.

and in good Tory tradition (even if they are, I think, dem socialist Labourites) they expect to make money off it - and create thousands of both very high paying academic jobs and thousands more just high paying jobs (fool thing don't build itself and will need maintenence.)
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« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2011, 03:40:28 PM »
A bunch more stuff about Bruce Carson; he pled guilty to fraud in 1990 and got probation and court-ordered psychiatric counselling. Harper has said that he was not aware of that more recent fraud conviction, just the one some 25 years ago. Hard to believe Harper would not know about it.
 
ETA: similar text to the next link, but some differences:
http://www.therecord.com/news/canada/article/511502--bruce-carson-convicted-of-fraud-disclosed-criminal-record-to-pmo-lawyer
 
http://www.mysask.com/portal/site/main/template.MAXIMIZE/?javax.portlet.tpst=f059e2ed0c0e3921802ac01060315ae8_ws_MX&javax.portlet.prp_f059e2ed0c0e3921802ac01060315ae8_viewID=story&javax.portlet.prp_f059e2ed0c0e3921802ac01060315ae8_topic_display_name=National%20News&javax.portlet.prp_f059e2ed0c0e3921802ac01060315ae8_topic_name=National&javax.portlet.prp_f059e2ed0c0e3921802ac01060315ae8_news_item_id_key=6453246&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken
 
http://saskboy.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/prime-minister-harper-hired-known-criminal-as-advisor/
 
http://saskboy.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/beat-the-star-to-a-major-scandal/
 
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/968656--harper-says-he-wouldn-t-have-hired-carson-had-he-known-of-his-past?bn=1&sms_ss=twitter&at_xt=4d9a00168eff14a5,0
 
http://www2.macleans.ca/2011/04/04/tories-knew-about-carsons-criminal-record/#idc-container
 
http://drdawgsblawg.ca/2011/04/harpers-pmo-security-compromised.shtml
 
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20110404/carson-pmo-past-110404/20110404?s_name=election2011&no_ads=
 
 
ETA: http://the-mound-of-sound.blogspot.com/2011/04/harper-had-no-idea-his-policy-advisor.html
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« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2011, 07:10:04 PM »
More on Carson:
 
http://mikewatkins.ca/2011/04/04/harper-on-bruce-carson-unbelievable/\
 
http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/a-day-in-the-life-of-stephen-harper/article1750492/?service=mobile
 
http://the-mound-of-sound.blogspot.com/2011/04/i-might-be-wrong.html
 
When David Akin tweeted that Harper said he would not have hired Carson if he had known, Paul Wells tweeted what appears to be a response:
 
http://twitter.com/davidakin/status/54913685096894465
 
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That's funny, because when a reporter started to reveal Carson's past, Harper's PMO threatened the reporter's bosses and cut him off.

http://twitter.com/InklessPW/status/54915736832970752
 
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« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2011, 04:46:57 PM »
More about Carson, who either was or was not vetted for the PMO by William Elliott, now RCMP Commissioner (and is now investigating the matter?):
 
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadavotes2011/story/2011/04/06/cv-election-carson-040611.html
 
http://impolitical.blogspot.com/2011/04/harpers-bruce-carson-debacle-rolls-on.html
 
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