Read this story from the Vancouver Sun's Capital Diary, reporting on BC Premier Christy Clark's hiring of Stephen Harper's former press secretary Sara MacIntyre. (Feb 17, 2012)
Premier Christy Clark has hired Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former press secretary to be her new director of communications.
In a note sent to MLAs and staff today, Clark’s chief of staff, Ken Boessenkool announced the move. The note reads as follows:
It is my pleasure to announce that Sara MacIntyre will join the Office of the Premier as Director of Communications effective March 6th.
Most recently, Sara served as Press Secretary to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Some of you may recall her days in Victoria as the B.C. Director for the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation...
...On Friday, MacIntyre confimed the announcement on her FaceBook page:
Excited to be joining Premier Clark’s team and heading back to the best province in the country! Looking forward to new challenges, opportunities and keeping BC moving forward.
The announcement comes just days after the arrival of Boessenkool, who himself has strong ties to Harper.