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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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