Those Bilderbergers who rule the world are meeting with an even greater degree of secrecy this week.
That's because of a reported bomb threat at this year's conference of the global elite, which opened today in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Aaron Dykes of the conspiracy-minded Infowars.com site describes what happened at the conference.
The official website lists two Canadians on the steering committee: TD Financial Group president and CEO Edmund Clark and Indigo Books & Music Inc. chair and CEO Heather Reisman.
Last year, then-B.C. premier Gordon Campbell was invited to the private conference in Sitges, Spain, for which he billed B.C. taxpayers $16,000 for airfare.
This enabled him to break bread with Henry Kissinger, Bill Gates, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and former U.S. Federal Reserve chair Paul Volcker, as well as numerous other titans of the corporate and political world.
Given Campbell's diminished political status, it's hard to imagine that he would have been invited back this year.
Meanwhile, a professor of international management development at Cranfield University, Andrew Kakabadse, coauthored a new book called Bilderberg People, which assesses the significance of the annual meetings that began in 1954.
Kakabadse recently told CNBC that the greatest anxiety is among those who are invited once, but not asked to return.
He can take solace in winning the corporatist consolation prize: on June 15, Campbell will speak at a Fraser Institute dinner at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
He'll be introduced by arch right winger and former Ontario premier Mike Harris, now the chairman of the auto-parts giant Magna.
Maybe the old duffer can give some common-sense tips on how to get onto corporate boards.