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The Raitt tapes: oil and wind

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Well, well, well--as it were.

That Raitt recording is truly the gift that goes on giving. Seems that her comments about the isotope shortage were mere frosting on the cake.

This is not trivial:

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.
Mr. Prentice's office refused to comment on the recording on Tuesday, and the minister's office told reporters he would end a media question and answer session on Wednesday if anybody asked him about the recording.

What's that noise? Could it be...the sound of more shoes dropping? Heads rolling? Both?

[H/t Buckets]

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