Last month, The Vancouver Courier's Allen Garr noted Premier Gordon Campbell's former deputy minister Ken Dobell was keeping busy in his retirement. In addition to sitting on a number of public and private boards, Mr. Dobell has been awarded two contracts with the City of Vancouver. Under those contracts, he's been charged with developing a cultural precinct for the city, as well as housing strategy for the addicted and mentally ill. And if that isn't newsworthy enough, Public Eye has learned he's also signed-up to lobby the provincial government about both issues - registering his intent to directly speak with the premier about the cultural precinct. This being the same premier he presently works for under contract as a special advisor.
December 4, 2006