I was at the Conservative convention last weekend in Vancouver, and I bumped into my old friend Mark Cameron. I’ve known him for years from Conservatives circles.
But these days, he runs a pressure group called Canadians for Clean Prosperity, lobbying for a carbon tax. They have other conservatives on their board, like Monte Solberg, the former cabinet minister. They’ve even had Stockwell Day at an event.
It gives me the willies.
Mark wanted to engage with me, so I invited him to drop by our studio for a debate. I told him I’d give him equal time and the last word.
Watch how it went: a bit awkward at first, then maybe even a bit brutal. I’ll see you on the other end, for my final thoughts.
(Editor’s note: After the debate, Mark Cameron consulted Guy Giorno, a leading lawyer in the field of Canadian lobbying law, who wrote an opinion letter about Clean Prosperity’s activities. You can read it in full here.)