Turns out it wasn’t just Pierre Trudeau that thought of MPs as “nobodies fifty yards off Parliament Hill” …

The drafters of the Federal Accountability Act apparently felt the same way, which is how defeated Quebec Conservative backbencher Luc Harvey was able to slide into his new career as a consultant lobbyist for two Quebec-based companies — Télécabines Skylink and Composte GL — without the bother of waiting out the five-year cooling off period that applies to ministers, senior civil servants and political staffers. Staffers like, well, this guy, for instance.