Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Ignatieff Surrounding Himself With Chretien Staffers
Word on the street is that Iggy has hired yet another Chretien staffer to work in his office. At a time when there is a groundswell of growing opposition to "politics as usual", the Liberals are doing a retro replay. The benefits are clear, as Chretien's people would have unique experience on marketing campaigns in the province of Quebec. If Iggy is concerned about his ability to attract voters in Quebec, he will need people with experience in the provincial advertising business. Patrick Parisot served as a communications adviser to Chretien until being shipped off to be ambassador to Chile in 2001, right around the time that the Auditor General began to investigate the Sponsorship Program. Parisot will now serve as Ignatieff's "principal secretary".