The Canadian province of Saskatchewan paid a U.S. lobbyist $3 million to support projects like the Keystone XL pipeline, and Premier Brad Wall says the contract was money well spent. “Public documents show that since 2009, the Saskatchewan government has paid Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough to help Wall lobby in Washington,” the Canadian Press reported, citing a story in the Toronto Star. “The paper also says the documents show some U.S. congressmen received political contributions from the law firm before or after meeting with Wall.” The Premier responded: “I think it’s fair to say we have tried to make sure we have focused on Saskatchewan’s interests in case of the decision-makers in the U.S.”
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