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« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2011, 12:15:22 PM »
Wow, the Carson saga keeps unfolding. CP's Jim Bronskill and Joan Bryden find that Carson had a Secret-level clearance which is much less rigorous than a Top Secret clearance.
 
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/breakingnews/harper-job-interview-re-launched-fixers-political-career-carson-says-in-interview-119362859.html
 
Bruce Campion-Smith reports that Carson was Harper's point man on Afghanistan, and sat in on meetings about the military mission which should have required top secret clearance.
 
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/970623--carson-was-harper-s-guy-on-afghan-file
 
Hat tip Impolitical:
http://impolitical.blogspot.com/2011/04/harpers-guy-on-afghan-file-had-no-top.html
 
Mound of Sound two days ago about Elliott doing the clearance, although that has been denied, sort of, since. But it has interesting talk about his insider Tory friends:
 
http://the-mound-of-sound.blogspot.com/2011/04/mound-nailed-it-elliott-implicated-in.html
 
 
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« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2011, 04:12:57 AM »
Bruce Carson's previous hooker fiancee before the present one ...
 
 PM’s former adviser Carson had ties to money launderer
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Ms. Khan and Mr. Carson purchased their condominium in November, 2009, some eight months after he left the Prime Minister’s Office to head up the Canada School of Energy and the Environment.
Ms. Khan said that the condominium at 500 Laurier Avenue West – a building where at least three membes of Parliament stay when the House of Commons is sitting - – isn’t exactly what it looks like “on paper."
 
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« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2011, 03:20:24 PM »
He seems to have a habit of buying homes that he may not be able to afford.
 
Re-reading what you quoted Alison, I have to ask which MPs stay there, and do they all have "fiancees" living there?
 
ETA: adding Alison's latest post:
 
http://creekside1.blogspot.com/2011/04/bruce-carson-stickhandling-afghan-file.html
 
ETA: and Impolitical:
http://impolitical.blogspot.com/2011/04/guess-who-is-making-news-again-today.html
 
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« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2011, 03:34:11 PM »
Vic Toews might indeed.

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« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2011, 11:43:01 AM »
Todd Babiak has been trying to find out why Carson was chosen to head CSEE:
 
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...All of this is, of course, valid work. What I don't understand is how it fits with the CSEE, with a federal budget of $15 million, and with Carbon Management Canada, with a $25 million Ecotrust grant from the provincial government. I don't understand why or how the people responsible for bringing Carson to Alberta won't talk about him, why every one of them has been instructed by e-mail to refer all media questions to a crisis communications consultant, an intelligent and well-spoken man from Calgary named John Larsen who, respectfully, has nothing to do with this.
 
Leaders of these public institutions may not like answering difficult and uncomfortable questions, and it certainly seems to be working for Harper, but if the media aren't receiving answers, no one is. And one difficult and uncomfortable question is crucial:
 
Why was the most important and exciting scientific and economic issue of our time led, in Alberta, by a self-described political fixer?...

http://www.calgaryherald.com/opinion/answers+coming+tainted+political+fixer/4589572/story.html
 
 
ETA: About John Larsen: http://www.themarknews.com/authors/467-john-larsen
 
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« Reply #37 on: April 13, 2011, 05:37:17 PM »
 The Tyee and Calgary Herald talk about the Alberta government dismantling the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR). The justification given sounds like something John McDougall would say, the current head of the National Research Council.
 
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...The government's explanation was that the AHFMR did not produce research that was able to "get off the shelf" and "create wealth." One hundred years ago, a similar logic would have suspended research into planes, trains and automobiles, and focused instead on streamlining the production of horseshoes...

http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/vanishing+Alberta+Advantage+medical+research/4130309/story.html
 
http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2011/04/13/HarpersBigQuestion/
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« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2011, 09:23:47 PM »
Oh look, Bruce Carson’s previous fiance’s niece worked for Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources:
 
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/tory-mp-hired-niece-of-carsons-girlfriend-in-2008/article1990590/
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« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2011, 09:12:02 PM »
Still more Bruce Carson; people were writing letters about him to the Ethics Comissioner back in 2008, etc. Note that he was called back to advise Harper during the 2008 constitutional crisis:
 
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadavotes2011/story/2011/04/20/cv-election-carson-ethics-letters.html#
 
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/04/06/f-bruce-carson-timeline.html
 
Blogs: ETA: Dawg highlights this part of Weston's article:
 
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...Carson returned to the Calgary institute that was supposed to be a co-ordinating agency for clean energy research.
 
Almost immediately, Carson rewrote the mandate of the agency from that of a research institute to a centre devoted to promoting the Alberta oilsands and helping the Harper government navigate the politically treacherous climate change issue...

http://drdawgsblawg.ca/2011/04/cons-and-ex-cons-the-carson-plot-thickens.shtml
 
http://the-mound-of-sound.blogspot.com/2011/04/is-it-christmas-bruce-carson-keeps.html
 
http://impolitical.blogspot.com/2011/04/carson-story-still-raising-questions.html
 
And finally, Rick Mercer;
http://www2.macleans.ca/2011/04/20/one-thing-i%e2%80%99ll-say-for-bruce-carson/
 
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« Reply #40 on: April 23, 2011, 07:00:35 PM »
Sixth Estate has been finding out where CSEE spent its money and that more oil industry people have replaced Bruce Carson there and at Carbon Management Canada (which got $25 million from fed gov't).
 
http://sixthestate.net/?p=1536
 
As I commented over there, since Carson was apparently a constitutional expert, does Harper get his ideas about the constitution from Carson? Has any media person asked Harper that yet?
 
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/pms-ex-adviser-carson-has-chequered-past/article1954294/
 
 
ETA: Liberal Party letter to Commissioner of Lobbying about Carson in 2008:
http://www.liberal.ca/newsroom/news-release/letter-commissioner-lobbying/
 
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« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2011, 06:36:51 PM »
Nikiforuk on Carson - an important article:
 
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...But associates and a variety of sources now charge that what was supposed to be "a centre of excellence for Canada research, policy and advice" became a front for industry lobbying and government propaganda at taxpayer's expense. Moreover the majority of the money for the school never went to energy research...
 
..."The original mandate for CSEE was energy technology not policy," says David Keith, named a Time magazine hero of the environment in 2009 and an ISEE founder and member.
 
But with Carson at the helm, CSEE became the University's dominant centre for energy policy, and its goals increasingly became focused on shielding the industry from the "dirty oil" label...

http://thetyee.ca/News/2011/04/27/CarsonOilSands/
 
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« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2011, 10:53:45 PM »
Those evil shitbags are cutting funding to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency after giving it more responsibility:
 
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...With an increasing number of large-scale mining projects coming down the pipe — including Stornoway Diamond Corp.'s foray into Quebec's first diamond mine, Taseko Mines Ltd.'s gold-copper mine in British Columbia, and the Enbridge oil pipeline — now is not the time to start taking risks, said Stephen Hazell, an environmental lawyer based in Ottawa...

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Black+green+jobs+Feds+prepare+environmental+agency/5133311/story.html
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« Reply #43 on: July 21, 2011, 12:25:05 AM »
Harper's gang just keep proving over and over that they are intent in destroying our democratic principles and responsible governance. What a mess.
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« Reply #44 on: July 21, 2011, 01:19:46 AM »
@AntoniaZ: Canada! Now open for unlimited environmental destruction .... er, business. http://bit.ly/n7P1jC #cdnpoli #environment
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