Our astute readers will already be familiar with the cast of characters labouring at the Rockpile for the provincial New Democrats. But who's that we see acting as a policy director in the off-Broadway production that is the Opposition's Vancouver caucus office? Why it's none other than former Vision Vancouver campaign manager Ian Reid, who is best remembered for his performance as the executive director of research and strategic planning for the New Democrats when they were in government. Failed election candidate Gabriel Yiu is working as an outreach officer in the same office, which also houses constituency office support officer Cate Jones. Others toiling there include communications officers Neera Ritcey and Siew Oo. Ms. Ritcey was Surrey-Panorama Ridge MLA Jagrup Brar's constituency assistant and Ms. Oo will be recognizable to Canadian Broadcasting Corp. listeners as having been the network's Richmond correspondent.
March 16, 2006