From her throne atop Mount Olympus, public affairs bureau demigoddess Athana Mentzelopoulos has sent word she wants government ministries to put together a list of all their communications contractors. Those contractors are sometimes used by program managers who need communications services the bureau doesn't have the time or interest to provide. Others use them because those contractors will provide communications services that aren't driven by a political agenda. The practice was also commonplace when the New Democrats were in government. No word yet on the reason for Ms. Mentzelopoulous' request.
November 27, 2004