Michael Douglas Finley (born July 25, 1946) is a Canadian Senator and was formerly Campaign Director for the Conservative Party of Canada during the 2006 and 2008 federal elections and the party's director of Political Operations. He is described often as Prime Minister Stephen Harper's "number two man" who vets and disciplines candidates and MPs. He has also been involved with the Scottish National Party and the former Reform and Canadian Alliance parties (which was eventually dissolved into the current Conservative Party). Finley, among others is credited with developing the political game plan which led to the downfall of the Liberal Party of Canada from "Canada's Natural Governing Party" to the third place party in the House of Commons and largely considered to be out of the ...
Conservatives in the Senate want to change the tax laws regarding environmental groups in Canada who protest energy projects.
According to a senior Conservative, any group that protests developing Alberta's oilsands should lose its charitable status.
"It should never be considered a charitable act to attack Canada's oilsands," said Senator Doug Finley in his speech as part of an inquiry into foreign foundations providing money to Canadian charities.
The inquiry was launched last week by Conservative Senator Nicole Eaton and is essentially a take note debate — a series of speeches by ...
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A Canadian charitable foundation at the centre of Conservative Party accusations of foreign influence in the nation's economic affairs defended itself before a Senate Committee in Ottawa Thursday.
Two executives from Tides Canada appeared before the Senate energy, environment and natural resources committee as part of the committee's ongoing study into the future of Canada's energy sector.
"Issues like climate change and air and water pollution don't stop at borders. And so clearly there is an international interest in those issues and that's why we attract international money," said Merran ...
Doug Finley is a former Rolls Royce executive and flower salesman who ran Stephen Harper’s campaign for leader of the new Conservative Party. A powerful party operative and successful fundraiser, Sen. Finley ran the 2006 and 2008 Conservative campaigns. In 2009, he was appointed to the Senate. Recently, he’s been fighting colon cancer.
By MARK BOURRIE
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