Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I smell corruption.

So the Ed Stelmach government has appointed a woman as assistant deputy minister for the oil sands sustainable development secretariat. At first glance, a commendable play considering he appointed 2 women of 18 cabinet members last winter. But corruption usually wears a mask, and this mask is quite transparent. The problem is Heather Kennedy is on Suncor Energy’s payroll. Do I smell a conflict of interest? Big time. Also a problem is Alberta’s ethics commissioner cannot investigate this issue as it is, for some reason, not under the commissioner’ jurisdiction.

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