Friday, January 6, 2006

Twilight of the gods

So, the Liberal government hires a Liberal party employee to lobby the Liberal government for funds for a Liberal government program… my head spins. From the Toronto Sun:

The RCMP has been asked to probe a Liberal consultant over a $380,000 contract she was awarded to lobby Ottawa for funds for the ailing firearms registry.

The five-month contract was awarded by the justice department to Kim Doran in March 2003 to lobby the federal solicitor general, Treasury Board and Privy Council, according to a detailed lobbyist report.

At the time, Doran was representing the Coalition for Gun Control. The group, which receives both government and private funding, claims to represent anti-gun groups and municipalities. It is a strong supporter of the gun registry.

[…] Doran is listed as vice-president of federal affairs for the Liberals' Ontario women's commission and is also the party's deputy national director of organization and policy.
At this point, I don't even care whether the contract was technically illegal or not — I'd just like to get a refund.

2 comments:

Publius said...

What an ominous and disturbing title!

MapMaster said...

Disturbing? Only to the gods, I suppose. It just occurred to me and I threw it up — in retrospect, I wish I had saved it for a piece of grand and eloquent foresight. Assuming there would be one forthcoming…