First, the following, from CKNW 'Staff' (i.e. no bylines that could be frozen out of future 'exclusives'):
Retired civil servant Bob Plecas has penned a report blaming B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth, the media and the Opposition for problems with the Ministry of Children and Family Development...
...Plecas’ appointment to conduct the so-called “independent review” was not without controversy.
While he spent decades working for the B.C government under both Social Credit and NDP, he’s hardly an outsider as a retired career civil servant.
In fact, he’s credited with creating the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
Plecas also has a family connection to the current Clark government.
His daughter, Bobbi Plecas, is the associate deputy minister for the Office of the Premier....
About that original 'controversy' of Mr. B. Plecas' appointment as noted by Ian Mulgrew in his first VSun piece on this matter published back on July 25th, 2015:
Children and Families Minister Stephanie Cadieux has declared war on B.C.’s children’s advocate by appointing Bob Plecas to review the latest scandal to beset the government.
In the face of a damning decision that lambasted her ministry, Cadieux is making the problem worse with her response to findings that child welfare workers gave an abusive dad the opportunity to commit sex abuse while labelling the caring mom crazy...
...Instead of inviting the woman with the legislative mandate to get involved (Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond), Cadieux gave the job Friday (July 24th, 2015) to the longtime, retired bureaucrat.
She said Turpel-Lafond has exhibited bias.
All of which brings us to the timing of Ms. Clark's hiring of Ms. B. Plecas to work in her (Ms. Clark's) office, based on the spade work of North Van's Grumps over at Merv Adey's place:
...As of the July 30 (2015) Cabinet shake-up, is now working out of the Office of the Premier: Bobbi Plecas, Associate Deputy Minister... (scroll down to the bottom, here)
All of which is just purely coincidental timing, of course.
And nothing that any Lotuslandian proMedia member should spend any time, effort and/or insider access capital on by asking our fine premier specific, pointed questions about it.