Friends of Science; Friends of the Conservative Party

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CanWest Global has followed up on an earlier story about the climate quibblers at the so-called Friends of Science, reporting that an FOS consultant was working as “an unpaid spinner” for the Conservative Party during the 2006 federal election.

Unpaid, that is, by the Tories, but on retainer for the Friends of Science, which was in the midst of a widely touted – but not legally registered – effort to affect the outcome of that election.

Kudos to Mike de Souza for following up on Kevin Grandia’s earlier work exposing Morten Paulsen’s work for both FOS and the Tories. And kudos also to Liberal MP Mark Holland, inset, for forcing Parliament to also pay attention.

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