I have a shocking follow up about Heather Boyd, the former Canadian Press Western Canada bureau chief that Rachel Notley hired to get her off the hook for her unconstitutional banning of myself and all of my Rebel colleagues from government events.
Heather Boyd was paid $10,000 to offer recommendations to the government for their media policy. She was hired to be the fixer for Notley’s big problem of getting caught running Alberta like a dictator by banning unfriendly media because we are her loudest critics.
The whole thing was a show trial. Boyd’s entire report was a job interview with Notley and we finally have the documents to prove it.
What we knew before today was that after Heather Boyd finished her fake report she went on to take a job in the Parliamentary Affairs Bureau (PAB) as the director of media planning. What we know now is that Heather Boyd was actively interviewing with the government on two separate occasions for her new job at the PAB, all during the time she was pretending to be unbiased writing her media report. This is banana republic stuff.
Through Freedom of Information requests, we learned Heather Boyd quietly applied for a job with the PAB on February 11, 2016.
Then on February 17, Rachel Notley hired Boyd to write her totally non partisan, unbiased media policy review report on February 17. Sketchy.
But here’s where it goes from sketchy to down right Soviet: While Heather Boyd was writing her totally non partisan unbiased media policy review she spoke with the government about her application to the PAB on February 24. Then on February 29, she formally interviewed for two PAB positions.
During the time Boyd was determining the fate of the Rebel on behalf of Notley, she was talking at length to Ezra, claiming to be unbiased and impartial. She was getting confidential information about the Rebel business model at the same time she was speaking to the NDP about her reward for her job well done.
This is such an outrageous level of conflict of interest and this didn't occur to Notley, or Boyd or her new boss at the PAB, Mark Wells. Not once in any of the emails back and forth did anyone voice any concern about Boyd's role as the media report author.
Imagine being able to get someone to take confidential information from your political enemies and then pay your operative $120,000 per year with someone else's money for their work on your behalf?
That's what Rachel Notley did in February when she hired Heather Boyd.
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