In this Question Period, Ed Stelmach, the Premier of Alberta, brags about how effective Gary Mar (Head of the Alberta Washington office) has been at undermining good climate policy.
Mr. Stelmach says “Just to give you an example in terms of what our representative has accomplished: with respect to the state of Maryland, he worked very diligently with the Legislature there to remove its anti oil sands bill. Also, in the state of Minnesota he testified on the state’s low carbon fuel standard and was able to garner support for the oil sands. That’s just those two states” (p. 546).
Mr. Stelmach also refers to “James Blanchard, former ambassador to Canada, good connections with the Obama administration, and Mr. Paul Fraser” and the work they’re doing in Washington to assist Gary Mar.