“The current Canadian government, which draws its political and financial support from petroleum-producing regions in the West, is not seen as independent from oil interests. In July alone, oil sands companies held a total of 36 meetings with Canadian ministers and government officials, according to recently disclosed lobbying reports.
Meanwhile, environmental groups only held seven lobbying sessions and these were usually with ministerial assistants and other lower level officials. ” Read more….
“POLITICS-US: Canada’s Tar Sands Lobbyists Focus on Democrats.” Chris Arsenault.