[R-G] THE CANADIAN GREEN LEADER AND HIS WAR MACHINE - THE ULTIMATE GREENWASH!
nick at faunusherbs.com
Sat Jun 26 20:13:45 MDT 2004
I knew that Jim Harris, the leader of the Canadian Green Party, had some
serious credibility issues, but this is ridiculous!
Good grief, the man has worked for GM food companies, missile manufacturers
and other armament companies!
And they love his work!! He helped increase their profits and sales!
And how do we know this....
Check out his own website www.strategicadvantage.com
And as for the right wing "cult group" he actively promotes.....
Beam me up Scotty....
THE GREEN LEADER'S "LIAISONS DANGEREUSES"
POTENTIAL INFLUENCE ON POLICY
Green Party leader Jim Harris through his company
Strategic Advantage coaches corporate managers on
marketing strategies, customer relations,
corporate image, and leverage partnerships. His
clients include among others the auto, armaments,
petroleum, chemical, pharmaceutical, banking and
snack food industries. Many of the corporations
listed on his website
(www.strategicadvantage.com), such as General
Motors, Honeywell, GlaxoWellcome, and Novartis,
however, do not appear in Mr. Harris' bio on the
Green Party website.
It can be argued that having such a business
relationship with a corporation won't inþuence
the development of Green Party policy. However,
Mr. Harris' business associations might explain
the Green Party' adoption of a voluntary
environmental compliance regime and the
relaxation of mandatory regulation (ISO 14000).
POSSIBLE GURU-STYLE GROUNDING
Harris is also linked to US business management
guru Steven Covey, known for his best seller "The
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People". In an
article by Alan Wolfe, in the Feb 23, 1998 issue
of "New Republic", Covey's work is described
under the title "White Magic in America:
Capitalism, Mormonism and the doctrines of
Stephen Covey". Covey is considered a founder of
the self-help movement and has a cult-like
following. Indeed, several "cult tracking"
websites have extensive references to him and his
According to the Strategic Advantage website
www.strategicadvantage.com, Mr. Harris
represented the Covey Leadership Center in Canada
from 1992 to 1996. His experience with the Covey
Leadership Center is not mentioned in his Bio on
the Green Party website. In Harris' Strategic
Advantage website, however, he continues to
promote Covey's ideas. In Alberta, Franklin Covey
Canada, Ltd (a Covey subsidiary), boasts of
clients such Shell Canada, Suncor, Nigerian
National Petroleum Company, Pratt & Whitney,
Bayer, Dow Chemical, and Pharmacia & Upjohn.
POTENTIAL PERCEPTION OF INCONSISTENCY
Mr. Harris has repeatedly claimed during this
2004 election that his party is the only one
talking about health and about prevention of
disease through lifestyle choices and good diet.
However, one of his many corporate clients is the
Snack Food Association based in Alexandra,
Virginia. Mr. Harris gave a keynote presentation
at Snack Food Association's annual meeting SNAXPO
in 1997, and received a glowing testimonial from
its president, James Shufelt.
The Snack Food Association represents 800 snack
food companies, some of whose products are listed
Mac's Chili Lime Pork Rinds, Pea Ridge Elk Ranch,
Elk Snack Sticks With Beef, Pecos Bills's
Original Beef Jerky, Batata's Bacon-Cheddar
Flavored Potato Strips, Cheese Twisters Crunchy!
Cheese Twists, Chip's Chips Sour Cream & Onion
Snackers, Crunchy Bread Chips Mucho Nacho Snack
Chips,.Grandma Shearer's Caramel Corn Puffs,
Grandpa John's Kettle Cooked Pork Cracklins,
Harvest Road Pretzel Thins, Herr's Barbecue
Potato Chips, Husman's Sour Cream & Onion Potato
Chips, Jack Link's Carne Seca Jalapeño Beef
Jerky, Dippin's Low Fat Mini Pretzels & Mustard,
Lance Five Alarm! Hot Fries, Leng D'Or Ketchup
Grid, Pecos Bills's Peppered Beef Jerky. Pepe's
BBQ Pork Rinds Chicharrones, SnackMasters Beef
Jerky, Snacks A Lot Original Flavor Snack Mix,
and Southern Recipe Hot Flavored Pork Rinds.
Joan Russow j.russow at shawlink.ca
David White d.white at shawlink.ca
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