Earlier this month, top provincial Liberal backroom boy Patrick Kinsella refused to "consent to any investigation" of his interactions with the Campbell administration by the lobbyists registrar. In this matter, Mr. Kinsella was represented by his counsel, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP partner Paul Cassidy. But Mr. Cassidy is best known as "one of Canada's leading environmental lawyers." According to his biography, Mr. Cassidy's "practice is a combination of regulatory, corporate/commercial and litigation work carried on for clients across North America in the energy, natural resources (mining and forestry) and manufacturing sectors." He is also co-chair of the Canadian Environmental Law Forum and a governor of the British Columbia Business Council.
October 22, 2008