Former Vancouver city manager hired to advise on St. Paul's Hospital project

Vancouver’s former top bureaucrat has been hired to a contract position with the provincial government, two years after she was ousted from city hall.

Penny Ballem has been hired by the Ministry of Health and tasked with “analyzing and advising on the status and next steps needed” for the redevelopment of Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital.

Ballem’s contract is for up to $24,000 for work between Sept. 26 and Jan. 31, 2018, said Ministry of Health spokeswoman Kristy Anderson in an emailed statement Thursday.

Dan Fumano reports

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