Earlier, your humble organ reported one of the provincial government's most powerful and controversial deputy ministers - Andrew Wilkinson - was leaving the bureaucracy to work with a major Vancouver law firm. And what firm might that be, you may wonder? Well, according to our operatives, Mr. Wilkinson's patron is none other than McCarthy Tetrault LLP. The firm is also presently hosting former (and future) federal Liberal leadership contender John Manley and once upon a time Alberta energy minister John Zaozirny. It was also previously the home of Prime Minister Paul Martin's chief of staff Tim Murphy, paying him a $19,616.68 salary during his boss's leadership campaign. Mr. Wilkinson is expected to depart no later than mid-January.
December 19, 2005