And now that Canada's wanks have clearly forgiven and forgotten and moved on and don't want to talk about Lisa Raitt anymore, maybe the rest of us who aren't sycophantic suckups can get some actual bloggy work done. Like so:
Wind money given to oil producers instead, Raitt tape suggests
OTTAWA – Money earmarked to support wind energy producers was diverted to research and development in the oil patch in backroom budget wrangling, the minister of natural resources said in a conversation with an aide in January.
Lisa Raitt told aide Jasmine MacDonnell that she suspects Environment Minister Jim Prentice took the money for wind power and redirected it to his Clean Energy Plan – a $1-billion fund for research and development in the oil sands.
The revelation is likely to intensify criticism of the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper as unfriendly to the environment.
Mr. Prentice is the MP for Calgary-Centre North, home to much of Canada's oil industry. Mr. Harper also represents a Calgary riding.
Yeah, I figure that's worth talking about. In the meantime, Canada's Blogging Tories can amuse themselves here, and leave the heavy investigative lifting to the grownups.