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News out of the Annex this morning is that Official Opposition Communications Director Larry Johnsrude‘s contract is not being renewed under new Liberal leader David Swann. Though it’s normal to see changes in key staff when a new leader takes the helm, I wouldn’t blame Johnsrude for wanting to move on. Handling communications for a rag-tag 9 MLA Opposition caucus likely isn’t the most rewarding job when the competition is a 72 MLA behemoth with a massive communications budget.

Johnsrude left the Edmonton Journal to join the Official Opposition caucus in 2007 after working for 30 years in the newspaper business.

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