Premier Brad Wall 'Flip-Flops' Over Deputy Minister Appointment
“Calvert was particularly concerned Monday because the attachment to the order-in-council making the appointment said Harry would serve as deputy minister of intergovernmental affairs, which handles the equalization file. However, a government media spokesperson said that was a clerical error and Harry would not have that civil service post. (Transition chair) Krawetz also said that he's not sure how the error occurred, but said putting Harry in that deputy minister role was never even part of the discussion. The NDP said it's still concerned with the appointment of Harry as a special adviser to Wall.”
Regina Leader Post
In spite of the flip flop, Iain Harry will be paid $12,500 per month for unspecified duties in the Wall government.
Mr. Harry was a longtime Saskatchewan Party Caucus employee who had a history of attracting controversy with the local news media over his ‘research’ results. Most recently, he had been working in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Office in Ottawa.
During the Grant Devine administration, (1982-1991), Brad Wall and Iain Harry served as Ministerial Assistants in various departments. Another ministerial assistant from the Devine era, Reg Downs, now serves as Chief of Staff to Premier Wall at a salary of $13,693 per month.