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Guess which Gregor Robertson campaigner works for James Hoggan

January 17th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Okay, one more bit of news for you to wake up to in the morning.

Eyebrows are lifting slightly around town at the news that Mira Oreck, the Vision Vancouver campaigner who was literally welded to Gregor Robertson’s side during three months of the campaign making sure he got from event to event on time, is now working for James Hoggan’s public relations company. That would be the same James Hoggan who’s been hired by the city to help out with public relations over the Olympic village.

I haven’t seen Mira around at any of the media thingies, so it’s not clear whether she’s working on this file.  

I asked Jim, by the way, why his firm had been called in to help. He said it was because it’s such a complex finance story that is likely to attract attention from international business reporters that the corp communications team wanted someone with more experience handling that.

He’s also been handling the mayor’s communications with the Urban Development Institute on the Olympic village, a natural move since Hoggan has been worked with the UDI quite a bit. (And watch for interesting announcements in the next couple of days about what the UDI’s role will be re the village! That’s the gossip in the development community, not from Jim.)

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  • Denis

    Sound pretty reasonable to me. This story isn’t about to go away anytime soon. My Gosh it even forced King Gordo to open the house for as little time as possible

  • Man bites dog?

    This story sounds like this….

    October 15th, 2007 – Guess Who is Working for the City of Vancouver Again?

    After a bruising civic strike lasting over 10 weeks, the presidents of CUPE 15, CUPE 391 and CUPE 1004 have agreed to work for an employer they were once very critical of…

  • Bouncey

    Congrats to Ms. Oreck on the job! She’s a very talented and intelligent woman who is destined for great things.

  • Wagamuffin

    Payoff. Business as usual.

  • Wagamuffin

    Payoff. Business as usual.

  • “Literally” welded? Wow… that’s dedication. 🙂