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Old 01-11-2010, 07:16 PM   #1
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Default Ken Boessenkool has friends in high places - Harper, Merck, TASER International...

A behind the scenes unelected lobbyist.

- Boessenkool re-emerges as a Taser lobbyist
Long-time friend and advisor to PM also lobbied for cancer drug plan in budget
- The Ottawa Citizen reported in February that Boessenkool registered to lobby the federal government on immunization policy on behalf of Merck Frosst Canada.

- Previously, Ken established an Alberta-based consulting practice, providing strategic, regulatory, tax and other economic policy advice to government, non-profit and private sector clients. Prior to that, he was Senior Economist in the regulatory departments at TransAlta and Aquila Canada, two large Calgary-based electricity companies. Ken also served as a policy advisor to two Finance Ministers in Alberta.

Ken joined the Cantos board of directors in 2008 as a specialist in federal policy.

- In March 23, 2008, Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness, went to Israel to sign the Canada-Israel "Public Security" Agreement with Avi Dicter, Minister of Public Security of Israel.
- U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and other senior officials were there in private meetings. http://www.ps-sp.gc.ca/app_support/xml/ps_news_e.xml

- The Canada Israeli Committee Board has some high flyers.

- U.S. sales of Gardasil are expected to reach $1 billion in the first year of its availability.
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