From Liberal Caucus to Premier’s office to liquor lobbyist to Plutonic Power and then, back to the HST office.
That’s what I call a real spin cycle.
And it’s Tom Syer’s path. The former deputy Chief of Staff to Gordon Campbell started out as an opposition researcher with the BC Liberal Caucus in the 1990s, moved to the Premier’s Office and became Deputy Chief of Staff responsible for ensuring Cabinet Members refer to Gordon Campbell as great leader.
Syer’s next move was to follow fellow Campbell acolyte Neal Sweeney to Labatt’s as Western Canada Public Affairs Director – read lobbyist. Labatt’s is a large BC Liberal donor, you’ll be surprised to hear.
In 2007 Syer went to work for Plutonic Power as Director of Policy and Public Affairs – read lobbyist. Plutonic has also been know to donate huge chunks of cash to the BC Liberals.
Now he’s back serving British Columbians as the head of the HST propaganda Office. If you’re going to go down, might as well get paid a lot.
Which makes me think – he must have been making lots o’ cash with Plutonic. I wonder what taxpayers paid to lure him back?