Christy Clark aide’s husband & ex-Canadian Press Managing Director gets $70K riot report contract

You’ll remember the story recently about Christy Clark hiring her bridesmaid as deputy minister for corporate priorities and how the media didn’t bother to let anyone know (see here).  Now it’s Athana Mentzelopoulos’ husband Stewart Muir’s turn at the public trough as he got the “contract” to write the very lame and tame riot report for Christy’s hand-picked duo, John Furlong and Douglas Keefe.

This riot review cost $313K of which Furlong received $77K, Keefe took in $123K leaving $70K in its budget for Muir to Hoover up.

Muir was a long-time Vancouver Sun employee (’95-09) who moved to the Canadian Press organization last June (see here) so don’t look for any big stories from the media (notice the Sun’s article is relegated to the reporter’s blog) on one of their own. No MSM journo would want to destroy their chance at a turn at the public trough by snitching.

The only one to do any serious digging is Bob Makin who discovers how Muir got this Liberal insider gig:

“I did ask John or Doug how they found me, because I was curious to know.”

“John told me that they made some inquiries… the words of John to me were all of those inquiries led to your door, as in my door.” (see here)

Interesting…now who did Furlong makes his inquiries to?

Update: Email received from the Canadian Press

Stewart Muir no longer works at The Canadian Press and hasn’t since June of 2011.  Please correct your blog.
Terri Theodore
Reporter/Editor
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6 Responses to “Christy Clark aide’s husband & ex-Canadian Press Managing Director gets $70K riot report contract”

  1. Splendor Sine Occasu Says:

    Why am I not surprised?

  2. Jen Says:

    I notice on SNN that they talk a lot about Alta’s government, and who is who and what yet not much on Christy Clark’s bridesmaid and now this.

  3. Lobbyists Act breaking Liberal insider receives Order of BC « BC Blue: One BC Conservative's view on it all… Says:

    [...] house pet John Furlong who just got paid $77K by Christy Clark to present a Vancouver riot review (see here). Furlong had Dobell as his finance chairman for [...]

  4. Sean M Says:

    The whole “review” of the riot was a cynical act of public relations and nauseating theft of taxpayer money. “The riot happened because some people were drunk and rowdy, while others stood around to cheer them on and watch”. Thats what $ 313k will buy you. Thanks geniuses! What an absolute waste of money. Who says crime doesn’t pay? Not the BC Liberals and friends.

  5. Christy Clark aide’s husband & ex-Canadian Press Managing Director gets another un-tendered contract « BC Blue: One BC Conservative's view on it all… Says:

    [...] This is the 2nd sweet deal given to the former Vancouver Sun and Canadian Press editor, Stewart Muir, who earlier this year was paid $70,000 to write the whitewashed Vancouver riot report for Liberal crony John Furlong (see here). [...]


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