Tory campaign director's company linked to pro-oil interest group Canada Proud - 2019-04-29
There are numerous links between the Proud network and the oil industry, including executives connected to the Modern Miracle Network who met with the Conservative strategists earlier this month. Mr. Ballingall said he did not attend that session, but spoke at a workshop hosted by the pro-oil group in Calgary the following day.
Election filings show the pro-oil group helped fund New Brunswick Proud, which mounted a social-media campaign opposing the Liberal Party of then-premier Brian Gallant. Nova Scotia Proud is registered to the Calgary address of Questerre Energy, whose chief executive, Michael Binnion, is chair of the Modern Miracle Network. He did not return a phone call Monday.
Another Modern Miracle Network director, Mike Rose, contributed $20,000 to Alberta Proud ahead of that province's recent election, according to filings with Elections Alberta. Mr. Rose, the CEO of Tourmaline Oil Corp., did not return a phone message on Monday.