Carole James' closest confidante and travelling companion Donna Cameron will be resigning as director of the provincial New Democrat leader's office next month. That announcement was made in an email circulated to riding association presidents late Friday. According to a party insider, Ms. Cameron, who managed Ms. James' leadership campaign, has decided she wants to get a life outside of airports and hotels. She'll be replaced on a permanent basis by New Democrat organizer Boyd Pyper. Mr. Pyper, who ran David Turner's unsuccessful federal election campaign in Victoria, was most recently responsible for keeping a lid on the Young New Democrat's revolutionary tendencies (among other files). He also seems burdened with a loud booing section (something Mr. Pyper shares with Ms. Cameron) - but, then again, who isn't in politics?
October 17, 2004