Earlier, we speculated that the premier's international contractor of mystery (Public Eye passim) Lesley du Toit - who jets back into town today - would be appointed deputy minister of children and family development. And now, one of our astute readers reports that said appointment will be announced tomorrow, with Ms. du Toit having already signed a four year contract with the provincial government. Your humble organ has been unable to confirm that report. Although we have also heard conflicting theories that Ms. du Toit, executive director of South Africa's Child and Youth Care Agency for Development, may be hired as the transition manager responsible for setting up the office of the representative for children and youth - part of the recommendations included in former conflict of interest commissioner Ted Hughes's independent review of British Columbia's child protection system.
April 17, 2006