"In addition to front man Michael Daniher, the Highland Group has also hired a high-powered team of lobbyists who work under the banner of Counsel Public Affairs.
Founding members Caroline Pinto, Charles Harnick and Philip Dewan are well connected to both the provincial Progressive Conservatives and the ruling Liberal party under Dalton McGuinty. Pinto was with Harnick as policy adviser while be was the Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Native Affairs."
Elections Ontario also tells us that Counsel Public Affairs is not an insignificant financial contributor the the Ontario Liberals.
There are a lot of issues surrounding this proposed quarry in Melancthon Township. But I'm often surprised at how this system of connected "Lobbyists" work in our political doesn't garner more outrage.
It's what I refer to as "Family Compact" politics. Or "Tammany Hall North".
This is what you are up against as an ordinary citizen whenever someone with money feels like pissing in your cornflakes.
Banning political contributions from Lobbyists is long over due in Ontario.