In 2005, Premier Gordon Campbell hired his former deputy minister Ken Dobell to advise him "negotiations and discussions related to elimination or modification of the countervailing duties and anti-dumping duties on softwood lumber." And now, four years later, Mr. Dobell is working on the same file for the British Columbia Lumber Council. On June 22, he signed-up as a lobbyist for the council, registering to contact 11 government agencies - including the premier's office - about the softwood lumber trade agreement. Fancy that!
August 4, 2009