TweetReliable sources have informed this blogger that Tracy Balash has left her position as the acting managing director of the Public Affairs Bureau, the Government of Alberta’s communications-wing. Sources says that Ms. Balash will be joining the Department of Aboriginal Relations next week to fill a joint position with Alberta Human Services. In this new . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Another director departs the Public Affairs Bureau
TweetLee Funke, Managing Director of Alberta’s Public Affairs Bureau, announced his resignation in an email to government staff today. Mr. Funke had served as Managing Director of the government’s communications branch since March 2010. Tracy Balash, Executive Director of Communications Planning, has been asked to step in as acting Managing Director. Ms. Balash recently joined . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Public Affairs Bureau boss Lee Funke resigns.
TweetAfter staff departures, Ontarians hold two top roles in Alberta Premier’s Office. Last week it was announced that Jay O’Neill is departing his job as Director Communications under Premier Alison Redford‘s. Although Mr. O’Neill only joined the Premier’s office in late 2011, it is not uncommon for individuals to only fill these types positions for . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Big turnover in Premier’s communications office.
TweetDespite winning a large majority in last spring’s provincial election, Alberta’s long-governing Progressive Conservatives had a rough ride in the media and on the floor of the Assembly last year. If Tory MLAs hoped for a reprieve in 2013, they may have to wait for a few months. Starting off the year are three investigations . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Three investigations kick-off 2013 in Alberta politics.