Last week, Christy Clark announced she was replacing Allan Seckel as head of the public service with John Dyble. During her first scrum with the press gallery as premier-designate, Ms. Clark said she made that change because she wanted to have a deputy "whose style meshed with mine. And John Dyble has an enviable record in the public service. He's a guy who makes change in a big way. He's a guy who really delivers results."
Asked whether Mr. Dyble's long association with second-place leadership candidate Kevin Falcon was a factor in his appointment, Ms Clark suggested it wasn't.
But then the premier-designate made a comment that appears to run counter to our earlier analysis that Mr. Falcon would likely have been pleased by that decision: "I think for any minister to know that their deputy is moving on is always difficult right? But I think that Kevin and all the other ministers who worked with John over the years are delighted he got that promotion."