The “Concerned Citizens” website, advertised in the Tribune, admits they’re connected to Premier Christy Clark with a “past professional relationship with the current premier.”
I wonder where a new company like this gets big bucks to buy full-page political advertising, for some pretty nasty attack ads, so close to election time.
(Advertisement, Tribune, April 4, page A13).
I’m also a bit curious about the Trib’s new, big-business columnist, Jim Shepard (found in the Tribune Weekend paper’s news section, the next day on April 5, page A5.)
Is Mr. Shepard really a retired oil company director, who still can’t get enough oil?
In future, could the Tribune please identify these opinion pieces as opinions, or place them on the editorial pages where they belong.
Also, could the Tribune please clarify whether this opinion writer is the same Jim Shepard who is leading the Concerned Citizens company and its advertising campaign.
150 Mile House
Editor’s note: The Tribune often runs articles by guest writers and columnists, especially in the weekend edition where there is more room for broader-based repartee. Our apologies for not identifying the Jim Shepard piece as opinion. We will endeavour to make it clear next time.