Stephen Harper's former mouthpiece puts on Olympic mittens
Here at theGeorgia Straight, we often receive promo shots like the one above.
So why post this one? Just to let you know that the guy who is the third from the right, Dimitri Soudas, is the executive director of the Canadian Olympic Committee.
He took the job last year after working as the director of communications for Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Soudas and COC CEO and secretary general Chris Overhold joined students from Langdon school in London, where the Canadian team will be outfitted for the 2012 Summer Games.
In his former job as one of Harper's chief pit bulls, Soudas helped ensure that Conservative MPs kept to the script from the Prime Minister's Office.
A couple of months ago, the Ottawa Citizen reported that Soudas began dating Mississauga–Brampton South Conservative MP Eve Adams "well after they both separated from their respective spouses".