Former speaker of the legislative assembly and provincial cabinet minister Claude Richmond has picked up a government appointment. On May 27, Mr. Richmond was named one of the Law Society of British Columbia's public/lay members along with former CKPG broadcaster Ben Meisner, who is presently the editor of the Website Opinion250.com. Speaking with Public Eye, Mr. Meisner said, "I didn't ask for any appointment - nor do I ever. They came to me. I was honoured. I tell you, I'm honoured. And I'll tell you why because it doesn't reflect on government, the decisions don't reflect on government, common sense prevails - that's the big thing - and I follow in the footsteps of Jack Webster" - who was also a law society bencher. "And to me, that makes me feel good. I think if I can fulfill that mandate, I'll feel very happy."
June 2, 2010