Some things bear repeating and this is one of them: on August 31, while being interrogated by CFAX host Stephen Andrew about the supposed existence of an internal memo showing government could lose 28 ridings to the New Democrats, Finance Minister Gary Collins let slip he would be chairing his party's re-election campaign. That seat was warmed during the last election by cabinet colleague Christy Clark. Both Ministers Collins and Clark are federal Liberals.
The other co-chair spot has reportedly been filled (again) by veteran political operator Patrick Kinsella. Mr. Kinsella, a chief political advisor to Socred premier Bill Bennett the Younger, was most recently federal Conservative leadership candidate Belinda Stronach's chief British Columbia campaigner. He has also worked with former Ontario Tory premier Bill Davis and ex-prime minister Kim Campbell.