Adrian Dix is beginning to put his mark on the opposition's senior staff. Public Eye has learned Tim Pearson has been named the New Democrat leader's communications director. Between 1993 and 1995, Mr. Pearson was a communications officer at the New Democrat government's BC 21 secretariat. The secretariat supported a committee that managed funding used to promote economic development and diversification. According to government phone directories, by 1999 he had become the executive director of economic development and finance at the cabinet policy and communications secretariat. He also led the writing team for the Nisga'a Treaty implementation project. More recently, he was described by The Globe and Mail's Justine Hunter as having been one of Mr. Dix's fellow students at the University of British Columbia and a roommate when the two were in Ottawa.
May 5, 2011