The Campbell administration has appointed one of its closest political allies to Port Metro Vancouver's board. According to an information bulletin quietly posted on the government's Website earlier today but not distributed to the media, Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia president Philip Hochstein has been given a seat on that board. Mr. Hochstein's association represents non-unionized contractors and has donated $60,160 to the provincial Liberals between 2005 and 2009. It has also been responsible for third party advertising campaigns that have aligned with the interests of the party and the government. Mr. Hochstein's appointment will expire on February 28, 2014. Port Metro Vancouver is responsible for the operation and development of the assets and jurisdictions of the combined former Fraser River Port Authority, North Fraser Port Authority and Vancouver Port Authority.
January 28, 2011