I've had a lot of visitors to my blog, especially to this one from:
Thursday, February 23, 2012it, Christy Clark did appoint someone to the BC Jobs and Investment Board, or has Harper taken over appointments in British Columbia?
Did I actually write that, only back in late February, seems like last year? The fact remains that ever since Christy Clark walked up and won the BC Liberal Leadership campaign, and therefore the Premier's chair, Harper has been sending Clark some of his "best" friends to her inner political appointment positions.
We all thought that Nina Chiarelli was the start, but from "Christy's Crystal Ball" gazing post there's this fine fellow who just happened to have unbelievable credentials:
He also previously served in the Canadian government as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister.
Deputy Chief of Staff to Harper?????? oh yeah, don't forget Stockwell Day, too!
Let's list off here those that have arrived in BC from Ottawa and therefore being paid by BC Taxpayers rather than Canadian Taxpayers:
Dimitri Pantazopoulos April 4, 2011
Ken Boessenkool (Twice, once during Clark's leadership, then afterwards, permanently)
Monday, March 26, 2012
Dimitri Pantazopoulos became Christie Clark's principal secretary on April 4, 2011, in charge of "Long-term policy and priorities and Intergovernmental Relations" after doing polling and voter tracking for her BC Liberal leadership race.
A former Reform Party policy advisor, he was introduced to Clark four months earlier by another Reform Party policy advisor and Harper strategist Ken Boessenkool, who quit as Clark's campaign manager after Steve asked senior members from the national Con campaign team to "refrain from taking formal positions in the B.C. leadership race".
Boessenkool, a former Enbridge lobbyist, eventually joined Clark's team as her chief of staff last month. SNIP
Christy Clark's latest Harper acquisition is recent PMO press secretary Sara MacIntyre, who introduced Steve's inimitable media-repression tactics to BC this month with her appointment as Clark's media handler less than one month after leaving Steve's employ. SNIP
Monday, March 26, 2012
Updates at the bottom.
Very strange. It all started with a quick search. I was looking for a link between two ridings for not-so-obvious reasons. For the time being, they'll probably remain that way but I'll toss out the items and perhaps the sharper minds of others can make some further connections. (Click on all images to expand)