Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Tory Government Hires Another Party Campaign Veteran

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Tory Government Hires Another Party Campaign Veteran

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Former campaign manager gets government gig

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WINNIPEG - The man who managed the successful election campaign for the Manitoba Tories has been given a senior political job that pays more than $10,000 a month.

David McLaughlin has been hired on a seven-month contract as a senior adviser on climate change.

McLaughlin previously worked for Conservative governments federally and in New Brunswick.

He was also president of the National Roundtable on the Environment and The Economy for five years.

Cathy Cox, the province's minister for sustainable development, said McLaughlin brings important experience to his advisory job on climate change.

Since winning the April 19 election, the Progressive Conservatives have also hired the party's former president, Michael Richards, as a deputy secretary to cabinet for just over $163,000 a year. …

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