Today, a new communications director washed up on the shores of the desert island known as British Columbia's public affairs bureau. So everyone give a big Public Eye welcome to Kirk Smith, who has been put in charge of spinning the solicitor general's messaging. Mr. Smith, who held a similar job with the Ontario government, was chairman of the Fur Institute of Canada's public information committee during the eighties.
He was also an acting assistant deputy minister with cabinet office communications, the agency providing strategic communications leadership for the Ontario government. And for those of you interested in a bit of trivia, the former Ottawa Citizen feature writer gave us this ancedote: his father, Dr. H. Ward Smith, headed the eastern province's centre of forensic sciences and was responsible for making breathalizer evidence legally admissible in court.