The Tyee has a nice piece on the real Bruce Carson scandal:
Harper's key political troubleshooter and problem fixer gets lobbied for money for a new university think tank.
He then leaves the Prime Minister's Office and becomes executive director of that same think tank: the Canada School of Energy and the Environment.
It's mostly funded by a $15-million grant from the Harper government.
The former senior advisor alters the school's mandate to permit government lobbying and policy development on the oil sands.
He then lobbies for more federal money, $25 million, and gets it.
And, in keeping with the on-line privacy stories that have been large in the news recently, Here's a list of iphone and android Apps that outlines the information they collect on their users and email bank to company HQ.