Former provincial New Democrat North Island MLA Glen Robertson has announced he won't be seeking a nomination in that riding. But, according to former journalist Claire Trevena, she will. In an email, Ms. Trevena, who has worked as an assignment editor and programme editor for the BBC World Service, a Canadian correspondent for several United Kingdom newspapers and a senior editor with CBC Newsworld International, informed us her "candidacy was approved by the provincial executive in September." She is currently a partner with Start Communicating Strategies Inc., a Quadra Island-based strategic communications company. Ms. Trevana, whose name has been added to Public Eye's nomination list, provided us with the following copy of her resume. As always, if know of any other candidates we should be aware of, please comment below.
2004: Partner, Start Communicating Strategies
Start Communicating is a strategic communications company dedicated to increasing the outreach of businesses, organisations and communities.
2003: Public Information Specialist, OSC
In charge of increasing public awareness and understanding of good corporate governance and good business practices in Macedonia.
2001: Head of Press and Public Information/Spokesperson
Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Mission in Kosovo Head of media relations and the Mission spokesperson. I wrote the strategic communications plan for the organisation and led three public information campaigns, including a voter public education campaign for Kosovo's first Assembly elections.
2000: Public Information Officer/Deputy Spokesperson, UN Mission in Kosovo Responsible for increasing awareness of local government structures and services. I represented the UN at weekly news conferences.
1999: Public Information Officer/Deputy Spokesperson
Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Mission in Kosovo
Worked on media liaison for the Mission and developed public relations plans. I also wrote speeches and articles for in-house and international publications.
1997-99: Managing Partner, PH Factor Communicators, Toronto
Developed and implemented a number of strategic communications projects domestically and internationally.
1996-99: Senior Editor, CBC Newsworld International, Toronto
Responsible for a rolling half hour international news and current affairs programme,
1993-97: Correspondent, BBC, The Guardian, The Observer, The Scotsman, Toronto
Covered Canadian politics, social issues and human interest stories for the British media.
1991-93: Editor, BBC World Service, London
Assignment editor and programme editor for the BBC World Service.
2003: Government of Canada Civilian Peacekeeping Medal
1980-84: National Union of Students
1984-93: National Union of Journalists (various regional and national elected offices)
1996-99: Canadian Wire Services Guild
1978-1990: Oxfam Campaigns
1980-1999: Political Campaigns: various (inc. anti nuclear, anti apartheid, NDP election canvassing)
2002: Worked with others to establish Community Kitchen on Quadra Island
2002-2004: Work with Quadra Trails Committee (hiking and conservation group)
2004: Work at Quadra Food Bank