[Update October 19th, 2011 - See our more recent post on this subject] While Taseko’s “New Prosperity” mine may be “new” in name only, the companies involved do have at least one “new” employee. Jason T. Quigley is now the Executive Vice President of Regulatory and Stakeholder Affairs of Taseko Mines Ltd.’s parent company, Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI). Until recently, Quigley was employed as the Regional Director for the Pacific and Yukon Regional Office of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA), and for at least some of the that time CEAA was involved in the environmental assessment of the original Prosperity mine proposal. Is Quigley's employment move one more example of a revolving door between industry and government?
[Update October 19th, 2011 - We have received a letter from HDI regarding this post and our new post - Ooops, HDI is more of an Uncle to Taseko - provides more current information on this situation]