Postmedia Network Canada Inc., the country’s largest newspaper chain, has hired the campaign director of newly elected Alberta premier Jason Kenney to see if it can participate in a government-led, campaign-style “war room” to attack environmental groups and counter negative coverage of the province’s oil sector.
According to the Alberta Lobbyist Registry, Nick Koolsbergen registered to lobby the government on behalf of Postmedia Thursday. The listing says Koolsbergen will “discuss ways Postmedia could be involved in the government’s energy war room.” (The full registration is at bottom.)
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