Friday, February 10, 2006

Who You Know In The PMO

It's still rumour at this point but, after what we've seen this week, I wouldn't be surprised by this at all:

Earlier, one of our astute readers reported federal Conservative godfather John Reynolds (who is not a lawyer) would be "joining Lyall Knott" - a well-known provincial Liberal fundraiser - at Clark Wilson LLP. A senior Tory operative couldn't immediately verify that report. But he did say Mr. Reynolds has received job offers from a number of Vancouver law firms. In a brief interview with Public Eye, Mr. Knott declined to comment on whether he would be working with Mr. Reynolds, saying "Why don't you talk to John?" The company's more notable clients include Concert Properties Ltd., HMY Airlines Inc., HSBC Bank plc, Methanex Corp. and Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment Corp.

John Reynolds as a lobbyist? Well, you know what they say: Campaigns are Campaigns.

Hat Tip: A BCer in Toronto


  • Gimmme a break. What is John Reynolds supposed to do?

    I am a registered lobbyist. I can tell you that just because he joins a law firm doesn't make him a lobbyist.

    Let's have a little perspective. OK?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:59 p.m.  

  • Well he ain't a lawyer.Will he be making the coffee?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:19 p.m.  

  • Let's not forget that the only source on this is an anonymous comment a blog...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:43 p.m.  

  • Please enlighten me, I don't understand what's wrong with this?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:47 p.m.  

  • Mr Reynolds vast business experience outside of federal politics would seem to be an asset to any firm as a consultant or manager etc...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:21 a.m.  

  • "Mr Reynolds vast business experience outside of federal politics..."

    Prior to entering politics, and for some dry stretches when voters hadn't returned him to Provincial or Federal legislative precincts, John Reynolds was a Howe Street hustler. For those not from Vancouver, that means was a stock promoter. After a decade or so toiling in the political world I have o doubt that JR will be a useful door-opener, and a great introducer - but it sure as hell won't be for his business acumen.

    By Blogger deaner, at 12:27 a.m.  

  • John Reynolds is a well known and respected politician in British Columbia. While he may not be a lawyer, I rather suspect his affiliation would be for his contacts not necessarily with the government but for his contacts all the same. Having been in politics for as many years as Reynolds has undoubtably he has a wide range of friends and acquaintances whose business the firm hopes to attract.

    By Blogger Chris, at 4:44 a.m.  

  • As can be read in BCer's comments, the law regulating lobbying only applies to ministers, and high level beuracrats. When was Reynolds either one of these? Are the Libs now saying that Conservatives shouldn't follow the law Liberals made, but should follow a law the Conservatives might bring forward, one that might not pass parliament? Isn't that a rather high standard being asked by the thieves and trough-eaters called Liberals?

    You'd be smarter to leave this kind of talk to the Blogging Tories, guys who at least spoke out aginst Liberal corruption (Something only Liberals like Kinsella and CG had the balls to do). They have more legitimacy and they ARE speaking out against Tory lapses

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:08 p.m.  


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:24 p.m.  

  • By Blogger Unknown, at 2:08 a.m.  

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