Twenty Pieces of Silver for Boudria
As advertised on page B7 of todayâ€™s Globe and Mail, Hill & Knowlton has promoted Don Boudria from “part-time” Senior Associate to “full-time” Senior Counsellor. Boudria, the former Liberal Whip and House Leader, chaired Dionâ€™s leadership campaign.
He attended all of the parliamentary-committee hearings on C-257 to oppose the Bill. In recent days, he visited Liberal MPs who had voted for the Bill on second reading to convince them to vote against it on last night’s third reading.
Perhaps it is coincidental that Hill & KnowltonÂ advertised Boudria’s promotionÂ the day afterÂ anti-scab legislation was defeated with his help. However, it also seems possible that corporate Canada is sending a not-so-subtle signal to other politicians.
P. S. – The Liberals have apparentlyÂ introduced their ownÂ (slightly different) anti-scab bill, which seems likely to die on the order paper when the government falls. However, it will allow Dion to continue claiming to support anti-scab legislation in principle without implementing it in practice.