While Christy Clark was being elected the next leader of the provincial Liberals, her predecessor Gordon Campbell was in Washington, D.C. "troubleshooting the latest softwood lumber dispute with the United States." according to the Canadian Press. That troubleshooting - which principally took place the day before the party's leadership vote - included introducing then forests minister Pat Bell to some of the key players in that dispute. So who were they? Well, according to an itinerary obtained by Public Eye via a freedom of information request, was scheduled to meet with six named individuals
They included Canada's ambassador to the United States Gary Doer, American Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Washington Governor Christine Gregoire, as well as U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities Inc. president and chief executive officer Carlton Owen and consultant Steve Lovett.
The premier was also scheduled to attend a "roundtable with economists," as well as the Governors and Ambassadors World Trade Reception. The following is a complete copy of the aforementioned itinerary.