The toothless Fang

Fascinating news from the lobby firm formerly known as Pilothouse Public Affairs Inc.: late last week, the company circulated an email to friends and associates announcing it has "embarked on an internal transition that will mark the beginning of Brian Kieran's preparation for inevitable retirement from government relations...It is our intention that he will remain fully engaged helping his current clients. Jamie Elmhirst will now assume the mantle of senior partner at K&E Public Affairs effective April 1, 2006." The following is a complete copy of that email, which we provide with this reminder: it was sent out prior to British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Bennett's Monday ruling that search warrant documents connected with police raid on the legislature should be made public.

From: Brian Kieran
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 07:38:03 -0800
To: Brian Kieran
Subject: K&E Update

Friends and Associates:

K&E Public Affairs has embarked on an internal transition that will mark the beginning of Brian Kieran's preparation for inevitable retirement from government relations. After three decades in journalism and one decade in GR, Brian will be spending slightly less time in the office. It is our intention that he will remain fully engaged helping his current clients.

Jamie Elmhirst will now assume the mantle of senior partner at K&E Public Affairs effective April 1, 2006.

This transition also provides an opportunity for our associate Josh Christensen, who has been invaluable in a support capacity, to begin to assume more responsibility for direct client interaction.

Jamie Elmhirst & Brian Kieran

13 Comments

very interesting timing, seems like a pre-emptive move. only time will tell....

It has been reported that Brian Kieran and Erik Bornmann will be key witnesses in the Leg raid case.

Others have reported that this case will shed some light on the lobbying industry.

Perhaps Mr. Kieran is trying to protect his business by pretending to retire but still be engaged with his clients...we should be more informed this week.

what about his former partner at the prestigious law firm of mccarthy tetrault in downtown toronto? what will this mean for our poor jamie? so many questions. should be a very interesting time with the new leadership race and the trial scheduled to start in june.

They are all doomed.

Changing the company name or retiring Brian won't help.

I want to hear what's on the tapes. Vaughn talked about the tape recordings yesterday on one of the newscasts. Should be interesting to know what Jamie talks about on those tapes.

This is breaking news on cnn.com. The comparisions to this case will be very interesting.

Ex-lobbyist gets jail time
The disgraced lobbyist at the center of a Washington corruption scandal was sentenced Wednesday to nearly six years in prison for fraud in the purchase of a Florida casino cruise line. Jack Abramoff and his business partner were also ordered to pay more than $21 million restitution. More than 260 people -- including rabbis and a professional hockey referee -- wrote letters on his behalf asking for leniency.

Jamie is still using the Pilothouse.ca web address! If that's not silly, I don't know what is!

Josh is going at the forfront? Please!

hey yaaawn, based on past experience jamie will use "selective amnesia" to remember those points that serve his purposes while "not recalling" those things that would muddy the water for his pals.

that bc rail deal was sick, just sick. stupid

the web of the leg raid will catch many spiders and also it will catch incredibly shrinking men...

Too bad Paul Martin will soon be gone as Liberal Leader, ... this thing could have burned itself all the way up to his level, given that Basi and Virk were doing his field organizing.

Come on Budd - that's like saying it could have burned itself all the way up to the upper echelons of Canada's financial sector because they had chequing accounts at CIBC.

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