As we have already reported ad nauseum, international contractor of mystery (Public Eye passim) Lesley du Toit has been providing Gordon Campbell with "advice on transforming services for children and youth in British Columbia" for the past two months. And increasingly solid rumours are afoot that she'll be appointed deputy minister of children and family development tomorrow. But here's something to consider: if Ms. du Toit, a South African national, isn't applying for permanent resident status, wouldn't she need a work permit to be under contract with the government? And, as some of our astute readers may know, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada has the authority to deny permit applications if a "permanent resident could fill the job." But perhaps, like the premier, the federal government believes there's no one in the entire country who can fix our childcare system?
April 17, 2006