Clark’s communications director leaves job
Sara MacIntyre, former communications director for B.C. Premier Christy Clark, is seen in this March 14, 2012 file photo. (CTV)
CTV British Columbia
Published Monday, October 15, 2012 4:43PM PDT
Last Updated Monday, October 15, 2012 4:53PM PDT
Sara MacIntyre has left her post as B.C. Premier Christy Clark’s communications director, but will remain with the government in a yet-undisclosed capacity.
The reason for her departure is unclear, but a spokesman for Clark’s office confirmed Monday that MacIntyre did not quit.
“We have a new chief of staff and it was restructuring,” Mike Morton told CTV News.
Her duties in the interim will be handled by Shane Mills, the Premier’s director of issues management.
MacIntyre will remain in B.C. government communications, but her position has not been revealed and she has yet to respond to CTV News’ interview requests.
MacIntyre joined Clark’s office seven months ago following a stint as Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s press secretary.
She was filmed during her first week on the job engaged in a tense confrontation with members of the B.C. news media, leaving some worried she had carried Harper’s often-restrictive media strategy over with her.
No exchanges with the press have drawn the same attention since.
Before working for government, MacIntyre took politicians to task as B.C. director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.