Last year, we broke the news Premier Gordon Campbell former deputy minister and special advisor Ken Dobell had been retained as government relations giant Hill and Knowlton Canada Ltd.'s British Columbia chair. At the time, Mr. Dobell told The Globe and Mail's Justine Hunter, "My role will be mostly to work on the public policy side and mentor some of the bright young sparks they have around here. I don't anticipate doing any lobbying. If some comes up, we'll deal with it at the time." And that time, it appears, has arrived. Since December, Mr. Dobell has registered as a lobbyist for the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Global Container Terminals Inc. and UniverCity.
March 19, 2009