Corporate lobbyist and former Conservative aide appointed to University of Alberta post

A high-profile lobbyist with connections to past Alberta Conservative governments and involvement in a controversial effort to open a large private hospital in Edmonton has been named as the University of Alberta's new vice-president of external relations.

U of A leadership, presumably, concluded lobbyist Elan MacDonald has the connections necessary to work with Premier Jason Kenney's United Conservative Party Government, which is imposing crippling 20-per-cent cuts over three years on Alberta's post-secondary institutions.

https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2020/11/corporate-lobbyist-and-former-conservative-aide-appointed

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