Last time on 'The Dobranos' the documents waving frantically behind the 'Teh Google Wailing Wall' suggested strongly to us that the 'New Boss' of the Vancouver Convention Center Expansion Project wants everybody concerned to know that things are no longer being run the way they once were by the 'Old Boss'.
Which is fair enough, especially when viewed through the 'We are doing our best to get things under control' lens.
But now it appears that the 'Old Boss' is being fitted for bigger and better things in the scapegoat department.
Michael Smythe has the story in today's Province.
Ken Dobell, Campbell's $250-an-hour "special adviser," had been the premier's choice as chairman of the convention-centre project board.
But Dobell was dumped last April while the project's finances were sliding off the rails. Originally priced at $495 million just four years ago, the budget for the half-built convention centre now stands at $883 million and could soar even higher.
Tourism Minister Stan Hagen, the cabinet point-man on the convention centre, said yesterday he wasn't happy with the non-answers he was getting from Dobell on the megaproject's ballooning budget.
Hagen said he was preparing to go to the Treasury Board earlier this year to beg for more money for the project and he wanted to know exactly how much the facility was going to cost.
"I was looking for answers and I wasn't getting them," Hagen said.
"I said, 'I'm only going to Treasury Board once, so I want the final number.' And I didn't get it."
It was at that point, Hagen said, that he decided to replace Dobell with respected private-sector real-estate developer David Podmore.
All of which has us wondering if this means that creative consulting is now a contact sport?
And if so, will the Old Boss come back swinging?
Only time and/or newscycles will tell.