Add another Grit to list of party and government staffers surrounding Premier Christy Clark. According to an email sent by Liberal Party of Canada national director Ian McKay and obtained by Public Eye, its director of political operations Richard Maksymetz "has accepted a senior role" in Ms. Clark's government. That appointment will become effective on October 10, 2011. The following is a complete copy of that email.
To: All LPC Employees
Sent: Fri Sep 23 2011
Subject: Go west young man!
Go west young man! Our colleague Richard Maksymetz, Director of Political Operations, has accepted a senior role in the government of Premier Christy Clark in Victoria.Richard has served the Liberal Party of Canada with distinction for well over a decade, and is well known to party members, officials, caucus, and Leaders past and present. His presence in this office and at all levels of our party will be sorely missed.Richard's appointment in Victoria is effective October 10, 2011.I want to thank Richard for his excellent service to this office and to the Party, congratulate him on his new appointment, and wish him and his family the best of luck in this new endeavour.
Josee McOrmond on behalf of Ian McKay
Liberal Party of Canada