For media watchers, the recent revelations published on The Tyee about the 2014 Mount Polley mine disaster, which came through a freedom of information request, also came with a bonus: the glimpse of an apparently cozy relationship between government, the energy industry, and then Global TV reporter, who is now a BC Liberal MLA.
Jas almost certainly refers to Jas Johal, who so far has neither confirmed nor denied it’s him.
Then again, it might have just been Chin subtly bragging to his own boss about his close relationship with a reporter at a major outlet.
But it’s also a fact that Johal did decamp for a PR gig at the BC LNG Alliance shortly after that mine disaster. And he is the new BC Liberal MLA for Richmond-Queensborough and mulling a run for the party leadership.
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