Now today we get this :
Environment ministry faces 'substantial pressure' from power producers, documents say
"Ministry of Environment officials sometimes face "substantial pressure" from IPP [Independent Power Project] proponents to exempt them from wildlife and habitat protection regulations that apply to the forestry sector -- and ministry staff are recommending that requests for exemptions be passed along to politicians rather than dealt with by civil servants"MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT DECISION NOTE
"Recommended Option : If a Regional Manager does not wish to issue the exemption, it would elevate to the Minister."
You mean the same Liberal politicians who have received $800,000 in political donations from that IPP industry and its supporters over the past 8 years would be making the call on whether specific IPPs are exempt from environmental regulation?
h/t Ivan in comments