October 11, 2012
MacKay’s Patronage Appointments
With fresh news of patronage appointments by the Conservatives, Conservative promises of improving accountability look more hollow than ever.
Then ACOA Minister Peter MacKay hired Kevin MacAdam – a former Conservative MLA and Fisheries Minister from PEI – as a political aide in 2006. MacAdam was later handed a patronage appointment as the Director General for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency for Prince Edward Island.
MacAdam’s hiring by ACOA was revoked this summer by the Public Service Commission.
Here are some other recent examples of Conservative patronage:
After shutting down the Public Appointments Commission, the Conservatives are celebrating with style.