Your humble organ has reported at length on international contractor of mystery (Public Eye passim) Lesley du Toit's comings and goings. But how is that the premier office assigned her "to provide advice on transforming services for children and youth in British Columbia" in the first place? Since the West Annex doesn't seem interested or willing to talk about Ms. du Toit, we believe this question warrants some investigation. And one part of the answer might have something to do with a presentation she made on November 1, 2005 at the behest of the province's child and youth officer Jane Morley. That presentation - entitled Transforming the Child Welfare System - was delivered to senior bureaucrats and select community members at the Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites. And some of our operatives wonder whether she gave a similar talk to cabinet ministers during the week that followed, while she was still in Victoria.
March 23, 2006