Former PMO adviser charged with lobbying

Bruce Carson. (File photo)

Bruce Carson. (File photo)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:06 PM ET

OTTAWA — A former adviser to the prime minister was quietly charged last week with new offences related to work he did after he left the Prime Minister's Office.

A spokeswoman for the RCMP said Monday that Bruce Carson was charged with three counts of lobbying and one of influence peddling.

"These charges are the result of his lobbying activities on behalf of the Canada School of Energy and Environment and on behalf of the Energy Policy Institute of Canada," said Cpl. Lucy Shorey.

The charges are on top of another charge of influence peddling in 2012.

The RCMP began investigating Carson in 2011 after the Prime Minister's Office raised a red flag following a news report that Carson used his government connections to help his 22-year-old former escort girlfriend.

He's scheduled to appear in court June 18.

He served as an adviser to Prime Minister Stephen Harper between 2006 and 2008.

 


Videos

Photos