One of British Columbia's past labour leaders has been hired by the provincial New Democrats. On Wednesday, staffers were informed Marian Meagher would be the caucus's director of operations (a position previously and more humbly known as office manager). Ms. Meagher, a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, was an employee with Canadian Airlines International Ltd. before she joined the federal civil service. As a civil servant servant, she was an active member of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, having been a director, national director, and British Columbia regional executive vice-president for the union. She retired from her union post five years ago but has continued to be a part-time, union-representative on the Canadian Industrial Relations Board. Under the previous New Democrat administration, she also served as a member of the British Columbia Institute of Technology's board of directors. During the last election, she was Victoria-Hillside MLA Rob Fleming's media contact.
July 3, 2005