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Friday, February 20, 2009

johnsrude moving on.

News out of the Annex this morning is that Official Opposition Communications Director Larry Johnsrude's contract is not being renewed under new Liberal leader David Swann. Though it's normal to see changes in key staff when a new leader takes the helm, I wouldn't blame Johnsrude for wanting to move on. Handling communications for a rag-tag 9 MLA Opposition caucus likely isn't the most rewarding job when the competition is a 72 MLA behemoth with a massive communications budget.

Johnsrude left the Edmonton Journal to join the Official Opposition caucus in 2007 after working for 30 years in the newspaper business.


Anonymous said...

Any news on a replacement?

kenchapman said...

Larry did a good job under difficult circumstances but new brooms etc.

Darryl Raymaker said...

What do you mean by rag tag? Are you talking quality of member or just small numbers. If it is the latter, you should be more careful with your language. If it is the former, you're out to lunch.

Anonymous said...

Darryl is right, nine is a respectable number for a party as sorry as the ALberta Liberals.

Now 2 should be considered rag tag!

Stephen B