There's been a bit of a flap over Canadian "democracy promotion" NGO Canadem losing the contract to supply 500 election monitors for the Ukraine elections later this month.
Instead, the contract goes to newly minted democracy promotion NGO CEOM, which stands for Canadian Election Observer Missions, and is the creation of two other NGOs, the Forum of Federations and CUSO.
The spokesperson for CEOM is none other than long-time Harper operative Yaroslav Baran, according to this story in the Globe and Mail.
But what's really amusing is that as of today Baran remains listed as a member of the Board of Directors of Canadem!
Hmm... a little political intrigue in the backrooms?
A little back-stabbing perhaps?
Some good-old-fashioned Harper gang cronyism?...