Emerson, David

Alberta-trained ex-CEO of B.C. lumber giant Canfor, who joined the federal Liberals to negotiate an end to U.S. softwood lumber tariffs on behalf of the mostly foreign-owned forestry corporations chewing on Canada’s boreal forests. Emerson cheerfully crossed the floor of parliament to join the Harper conservatives so he could continue his work, mumbling “who? wha?” in genuine bewilderment when voters in his riding didn’t like him switching loyalties.

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