Provincial New Democrat senior caucus communications officer Neera Ritcey has been named party leader Carole James's press secretary. But that gig could mean some commuting for Ms. Ritcey. The reason: according to an email from the leader's chief of staff Jim Rutkowski, "Neera will still be based in Vancouver, but will be joining us in Victoria on a regular basis during session." The following is a complete copy of that email.
From: Rutkowski, Jim
To: ALL NDP STAFF & MLAs
Sent: Mon Aug 24 16:28:51 2009
Subject: Staff Announcement
I am very pleased to announce that Neera Ritcey has been appointed Press Secretary to Carole James. Neera will be moving from her Senior Communications Officer position to take up her new duties. Neera will still be based in Vancouver, but will be joining us in Victoria on a regular basis during session. Please join me in congratulating Neera on her new role.