Public Eye is a daily journal covering the backrooms of local, provincial and federal politics in British Columbia, breaking headlining stories before they become headlines. Our voice is neither conservative nor progressive. It is independent and irreverent, biased only against pomposity and hypocrisy.
Sean Holman, publisher and editor
Mr. Holman is a syndicated political columnist appearing in Business in Vancouver, The Squamish Chief and The Whistler Question. A former legislative reporter for 24 hours and The Vancouver Sun, he is also host of Public Eye Radio on CFAX 1070, Victoria's most listened to radio station. In 2004, Mr. Holman won the Jack Webster Award for a five month investigation into what became known as the Doug Walls affair. He teaches basic and advanced journalism at the University of Victoria's writing department.
Kat Eschner, federal politics correspondent
Ms. Eschner has previously written for The Tyee and The Torch, as well as having been the civics editor for The Martlet, the University of Victoria's independent student newspaper. She is also presently working on a history of early urban Victoria.
Bernard von Schulmann, columnist
Mr. von Schulmann is a policy and land use consultant. In 1999, he predicted "the New Democratic Party is looking at four safe seats" in the 2001 election. "A complete shutout is not an impossibility." In 2005, he was the campaign coordinator for Yes for BC-STV. Mr. von Schulmann blogs at BC Iconoclast. He is presently a member of the provincial Liberals and the federal Conservatives, as well as being a pacifist Quaker.
Victor Crapnell, art director
Mr. Crapnell is an award-winning design consultant and graphic artist. His company, Art Department Design, has done work for numerous local and international clients. Mr. Crapnell's 28-year career in advertising and broadcast design included a stint at CHEK Television, having been an independent contractor for the past 10 years.