Yesterday, the premier's former special advisor Ken Dobell got into a spot of trouble for not promptly registering as a lobbyist. But will his brush with the law cost Mr. Dobell his posts as a director with 2010 LegaciesNow and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Organizing Committee and a lay bencher with the Law Society of British Columbia? Speaking with Public Eye, 2010 LegaciesNow communications director Karen Macdonald stated, "The situation that's being reported in the media has no bearing on Ken's involvement with our board." And organizing committee communications vice-president Renee Smith-Valade said yesterday, in an interview yesterday with 24 hours' Bob Mackin, "We are aware of the decision that was rendered today. Mr. Dobell will remain a member of the board of directors for Vancouver 2010, including in his capacity as chairman of the finance committee and member of the strategic communications committee." The law society hasn't yet returned a call seeking comment.
March 11, 2008