Earlier, we reported Ken Dobell, who is working under contract as a special advisor Gordon Campbell, had registered to lobby the premier on behalf of the City of Vancouver - specifically concerning Mayor Sam Sullivan's proposed cultural precinct. That registration became effective on April 5 - the date the province announced it would be providing $5 million toward "the planning and initial development" of that precinct. And what does the premier think about Mr. Dobell's twin responsibilities, we wondered? "He's working for the City of Vancouver. And he's properly registered himself so everyone knows he's working for them," responded the premier as he was entering a caucus meeting.
December 6, 2006