Senior provincial New Democrat caucus staffers are becoming increasingly scarce at the Rockpile. Research director Don Anderson is already gone. This past Friday was press secretary Scott Perchall's last day on the job. And communications director Jim Rutkowski will likely be leaving the legislative precincts at end of December. Meanwhile, replacements for Messrs. Anderson, Perchall and Rutkowski have yet to be found. In fact, Mr. Perchall's post hasn't even been advertised yet. Although the caucus has managed to hire a new office manager - Heidi Reid, Opposition leader Carole James's former legislative assistant. So at least they've got that going for them.
December 7, 2006