Monday, 18 April 2011

No. 37: Harper lies about lobbyist reform, as former aide lobbies for Taser

In 2006, Harper claimed that "politics will no longer be a stepping stone to a lucrative career lobbying government.''

Soon after however, a Tory election strategist and former adviser to both the prime minister and public safety minister became a lobbyist for Taser International - the company who provided the weapons that killed Robert Dziekanski.  Boessenkool was a senior adviser to now Prime Minister Stephen Harper and played key strategic roles in the 2004 and 2006 Conservative election campaigns.  Boessenkool lists Day's department and the RCMP as potential points of contact in his filing with the Registrar of Lobbyists.