Following up on my renewed interest in the
Canada Tory School of Energy and Environment, until recently the home of disgraced Conservative convict Bruce Carson and now the home of an oil sector consultant, I thought I’d take a look at its partner organization in Calgary, known as Carbon Management Canada.
Like the Tory School, Carbon Management was until recently chaired by Bruce Carson. Like the Tory School, its new management is even more dubious than its old management: Gordon Lambert, the sustainable development vice-president at Suncor, one of the dominant players in the tarsands. Given CMC’s mandate, this is obviously less offensive than the corporatist takeover of say, the sciences and humanities granting councils, which I’ve covered previously. Still, it does raise questions about the independence of what is theoretically a university-focused research and granting agency.Tweet