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Vision looks for new link to federal Liberals with new staff hire

December 16th, 2010 · 10 Comments

Rita Ko is the latest hire in the mayor’s office, as a mat-leave replacement for Maria Dobrinskaya.
Ko comes with an interesting background. She’s worked as a researcher for Greg Lyle’s Innovative Research (more usually associated with B.C. Liberal campaigns) and is a founder of the private tutoring operation, Kumon Learning Service, according to the internal staff note.
She’s also worked on the Bob Rae leadership campaign and with other federal Liberal operations, specifically with Mike McDonald — currently a c0-chair of Christy Clark’s campaign for the B.C. Liberal leadership.
Interesting to see Vision shoring up its links to the federal Liberals, as they did when they hired Ian Baillie as executive director (associated with the fed Liberals) rather than Stephen Learey (associated with the NDP). Shows where they think they need to devote their energy is this year’s lengthy election campaign.

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