June 23, Global TV News Hour Final led with the Education Minister’s attack on the Vancouver School Board. It gave an in-depth, comprehensive, detailed analytical report on proposed service cuts (many seconds long) and then put up a talking head as representative of all those parents who are displeased with the VSB in this matter. Who was this non-partisan parent? None other than Liberal Finance Minister Collin Hansen‘s campaign manager, Mike Klassen.
Not only a marketer of provincial Liberals, Klassen was one of former Mayor Sam Sullivan‘s puppet masters and is mouthpiece of the civic Non-Partisan Association, that very partisan organization of developers, real estate folks and downtown business types. He also runs a number of commercial blogs and has an advanced degree in self-promotion, often appearing on CKNW to represent ordinary average guys.