March 03, 2017

BluEarth’s latest hire exposes blurry line between “Liberal” and “lobbyist”

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator Holly Nicholas
 

Remember Marlo Raynolds, the failed Liberal candidate for the Alberta riding of Banff-Airdrie, turned Chief of Staff to Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna?

Before entering politics, he was Executive Director and a Senior Advisor at Pembina Institute - a left wing Canadian think tank that’s opposed to fossil fuels and receives money from Tides, another progressive group that funds anti-oil campaigns.

Raynolds was also VP of Market Development for a renewables company called BluEarth, which has now hired lobbyist Laura D’Angelo according to the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada.

D’Angelo is responsible for introducing BluEarth to government officials to advise them on green energy projects and discuss plans for potential infrastructure, as if one of their former employees is a complete stranger.

According to the Liberal website, D’Angelo hosted an “Importance of Fundraising” session for the party and Wuzuka, a government advisory group that employs her, says she’s a former manager of development and events with experience in major gifts for some of the party’s most senior reps and supporters.

So, D’Angelo herself knows the government too. How convenient.

Let’s get this straight – a former Liberal party affiliate was hired by a former employer of a now Liberal staffer to lobby the Liberals.

Raynolds himself is no stranger to lobbying and activism. When he was with Pembina, he signed an oil sands moratorium and lobbied against Keystone XL.

Could Marlo Raynolds be using his lobbying skills to hire a lobbyist to help his friends at BluEarth Renewables?

Now, that wouldn’t be too much of a stretch, would it.

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commented 2017-03-05 04:11:30 -0500
I would like to know what those lobbyists are getting paid.
commented 2017-03-03 17:23:50 -0500
I saw a teenager driving a cherry ‘71 Oldsmobile Cutlass the other day with an ’N’ (essentially, new driver) the other day and thought to myself, “Much less the cost of the car, but even the insurance on it, what on earth do people like his parents do to earn so much money?” Then I read this article.
commented 2017-03-03 17:15:13 -0500
Don’t worry, the PM being under investigation is just for show. The federal bureaucracy for investigation is firmly Liberal, so the whole investigation will be silently swept under the rug.

Liberals is all forms, politicians, bureaucrats, and many plain old Liberal voters are corrupt lying crap. They scratch each other’s back, line each other’s pockets.

They are call Lieberals and “the Libranos” for a reason.
commented 2017-03-03 15:19:45 -0500
These are the people that are part of the chain gang eco freaks , and if you followed the links , it would lead you to the model east , to the house of SOD , their paymasters
commented 2017-03-03 14:58:32 -0500
Every country in the world that has oil in their ground are sucking it out of the ground , but Canada is the only country in the that’s not allowed to — too funny if it wasn’t tradgic

World
commented 2017-03-03 14:14:23 -0500
What job is she talking about destroying Gontario.She was there to long after 1 day.Don’t forget to thank the teacher ,nurses police and public service unions for supporting the lie-ables(liberals)
commented 2017-03-03 12:14:32 -0500
Check your thesaurus; synonyms for liberal; corrupt, hypocrite, liar, ….
commented 2017-03-03 10:39:09 -0500
“Let’s get this straight – a former Liberal party affiliate was hired by a former employer of a now Liberal staffer to lobby the Liberals.”

Ms. Nicholas, that is the most accurate and succinct definition of the Lying Party of Corruption (L.P.C.) that I have ever heard or read.