Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to bid a fond farewall to Carol Carman, communications executive director at the attorney general's ministry. Ms. Carman lived a rich and full life for 15 years as a decorated and respected provincial government flack. But, sometime after Labour Day weekend, she'll be going to a better place - the private sector. Ms. Carman is joining WCG International Ltd. as an advisor and government liason. WCG - whose executive team includes Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce chairman Robin Adair - is best known for privately delivering public sector social services. A replacement for Ms. Carman has not been announced. Nor has one been found for forests and range communications director Max Cleevely, who was appointed Finance Minister Carole Taylor's senior aide earlier this summer. Coincidentally, Mr. Cleevely stepped into the shoes left behind by Steven Simons around the same time the government announced pay raises for its political staffers. Fancy that!
August 25, 2006