First Bouchard, now Boisclair - another ex-PQ leader pumping gas for the oil barons

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First Bouchard, now Boisclair - another ex-PQ leader pumping gas for the oil barons

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[url=http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2011/09/16/andre-boisclair-shale-g... PQ leader joins Questerre Energy[/url]

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Canada's shale gas industry is turning to another Quebec political heavyweight to bolster its case for further exploration.

Alberta-based Questerre Energy has appointed former Parti Québécois leader André Boisclair as an advisor to its board. [...]

As president of the Quebec Oil and Gas Association, former premier Lucien Bouchard is entrusted with selling skeptical Quebecers on the merits of shale gas exploitation.

Boisclair and Bouchard's involvement in shale gas is a betrayal to the sovereignty movement, according to one elected official in Quebec City.

Québec solidaire MNA Amir Khadir said it's sad to see public figures with clout and "knowledge of the workings of government" serving corporate interests.

Their work on behalf of shale gas interests contributes to general cynicism among voters, Khadir said, especially given Quebec's ongoing struggle with corruption allegations.

Uncle John

Bouchard looks a lot like Ralph Klein in that picture!