The premier's then deputy minister Ken Dobell was advised in 2003 two of the government's public opinion service providers had connections to the labour movement. Writing to Mr. Dobell on January 6, 2003, research advisor Jennifer McCrea provided him with a list of those firms - including McIntyre & Mustel Research Associates Ltd. and CGT Research International Ltd. But Ms. McCrea list noted McIntyre & Mustel had "heavy union clients" and CGT's "interviewers are represented by Telecommunications Workers." Fancy that! The letter was part of records obtained by legislature raid trial defense lawyers and released by the provincial New Democrats.
April 9, 2009