Today, Children and Family Development Minister Christy Clark's executive assistant Jennifer Erickson will be officially replaced by Forrest Parlee, the (presumably former) president of the federal Young Liberals in British Columbia. Mr. Parlee, who has been described by former high school classmate and Western Standard Shotgun blogger Kelvin Chan as being "passionate about the political equivalent of vanilla ice cream," was director of operations for the Paul Martin youth leadership campaign and an executive member of the Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam riding association.
Mr. Parlee made headlines during the last election when Vancouver Sun reporter Peter O'Neil revealed he helped his younger 17-year old sister Cassandra setup a supposedly non-partisan Website criticizing Conservative leader Stephen Harper's stand on abortion rights. He also co-owns Dogfathers Vending, a hot dog vending business, and is listed the contact person for Minister Clark's youth advisory committee.
Full disclosure: Public Eye enjoys many kinds of ice cream, including vanilla (which we see nothing wrong in being passionate about) - although our personal favourite is cookies and cream (right alongside chocolate and strawberry). Make of that what you will.