How Vivian Krause Became The Poster Child For Canada's Anti-Environment Crusade - 2014-11-18
Krause describes herself as an independent researcher asking "fair questions" about American funding of Canadian environmental groups. She blogged for many years in relative obscurity before becoming the federal Conservatives' favourite attack dog.
Krause's moment in the sun came in 2012 when Joe Oliver, Canada's then natural resources minister, released his infamous letter decrying "foreign-funded radical" environmentalists for "hijacking" the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline review process.
Krause had primed the pump for the Conservatives to swoop in and achieve their goal -- to discredit environmental groups by building a public narrative about them acting nefariously, thereby justifying spending millions of dollars on audits of charities' political activities.