Over the weekend, The Surrey Leader's Jeff Nagel reported South Surrey-White Rock MLA Gordon Hogg was "actively campaigning" on behalf of Doug McCallum to get the former Surrey mayor a provincial patronage appointment. Said the caucus chair, "He has enormous experience at both the local and the regional level...We have a number of agencies, boards and commissions that for a number of those he would be a logical one to assist." In an interview with your humble organ, Mr. Hogg confirmed Mr. McCallum approached him about seeking an appointment - which some of our more astute readers may find a bit odd. The reason: after failing in his bid to seek a federal Conservative nomination in the last election, the former mayor told Public Eye "I think I've had my fill of politics for the next little while. So I think I'm going to go back and look at some business opportunities."
April 6, 2006