The president and chief executive officer of London Drugs Ltd. will be among those overseeing the government's controversial new patient-focused healthcare funding initiative. G. Wynne Powell was appointed to the board of directors for the organization responsible for that initiative on the same day it was announced - April 13. But his name wasn't included in any of the media materials distributed on that day. Mr. Powell also heads up London Air Services Ltd., TLD Computers Inc. and Sonora Resort, a luxury fishing lodge. According to Elections British Columbia, London Drugs and London Air Services have contributed $41,477 to the provincial Liberals between 2005 and 2009. The BC Health Services Purchasing Organization's chair is retired Teck Cominco Ltd. deputy chairman and chief executive officer David A. Thompson.
April 21, 2010