Pamela Martin jumps from premier's office to party

Pamela Martin, the former TV news anchor who landed a $130,000-a-year job in the premier's office, has left to join the B.C. Liberal Party.

Martin departed the premier's office Sept. 13-- though no official announcement was made at the time. She's now the Liberal party's director of engagement.

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The former journalist had parlayed an early endorsement of Christy Clark's leadership bid into a job as director of engagement in the premier's office after Clark won the Liberal leadership in 2011.

Critics were quick to attack Martin's hefty salary and call it a patronage appointment.

Like many in the premier's office, Martin took a leave from her taxpayer-paid government job in order to campaign for Clark during the May provincial election. She hosted a quasi-news broadcast of major Liberal announcements on YouTube.

A spokesman in the premier's office said Martin has not been replaced, but any future staff announcements would be made public.

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