Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Why are they all leaving Stephen Harper?

Yet another member of Stephen Harper's inner circle, communications director John Williamson, is fleeing for greener pastures:

Four flaks and counting. John Williamson, who joined the Prime Minister’s Office late last summer as Stephen Harper’s communications director, is leaving. Was it something we said?

No. The 39-year-old Atlantic Canadian wants to try his hand at elected politics – he is seeking the Conservative nomination in the federal riding of New Brunswick Southwest.

Greg Thompson, who recently stepped aside as Veteran’s Affairs Minister, has represented that riding for nearly 20 years and has decided not to run in the next election.

Mr. Williamson, a past federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, did not make much of an impression in his short time in the key PMO post. He was barely visible.

It once again raises the question: why are they all leaving Stephen Harper?

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CanadianSense said...


nice try, none were fired, let go for financial reasons.

Any idea what party can't afford to run TV spots still?

Why do the LPOC sweat the small stuff?

You should be basking the sunlight with a very successful weekend.

Frank and Paul summed it up nicely, don't you think?

Anonymous said...

Not why, but why not sooner?

Jeff said...

Who said they were fired, or this had anything to do about money? I'm far from sweating, I'm just amused at the revolving door that is the Harper PMO, and curious why he can't seem to keep people around.

Omar said...

I'll be curious to see how many Conservative MPs won't be re-offering in any upcoming federal election. Something tells me there will be a few 'Monty Solberg's' taking their leave of one Stephen Harper.

Mr. Lorne said...

Apparently Williamson wants to run, that's why he quit.