Earlier, 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. And now we're hearing rumours that job may be a seat on the Agricultural Land Commission's South Coast panel. After all, Walter Dyck, Peter Dhillon and Carol Paulson's terms on that panel are set to expire on May 1 - potentially opening up a spot for Mr. McCallum if one of them isn't re-appointed. But, in an interview with your humble organ, the would-be federal Conservative candidate said, "I've met with them. And we're still working through it. But certainly it's not the agricultural land commission."
April 10, 2006