Ezra Levant, another former Tory insider, also registered as a lobbyist for the tobacco industry. In 2002, he stepped aside as a federal candidate for the Conservative Party in a Calgary riding so Stephen Harper could run there.
Levant registered as a lobbyist for Rothmans, Benson & Hedges for a year, in 2009. According to the lobby registry, Levant communicated on two occasions, in March 2010, on the topic of international trade. He also registered to deal with the issue of an anti-smoking hotline.
After lobbying for the tobacco industry, and defending the tar-sands in his latest book Ethical Oil, I have it on good authority that Ezras next project will be entitled Canada: The Bestest Asbestus.