What are the odds?
Last night CBC News did a story on H1N1 (what else is new) and they spoke with people waiting in line for the flu shot about their thoughts on the subject. One of those 'men on the street' that the CBC spoke with just happens to currently work for Michael Ignatieff and used to work for the CBC as a lawyer.
From The Globe and Mail: "The staffer in question is Mark Sakamoto, formerly a lawyer with the CBC. He is one of Mr. Ignatieff’s senior strategists and part of the so-called Toronto gang who have been with him since 2006. Mr. Sakamoto and his wife have a newborn. In a note to a colleague, Mr. Sakamoto denied he was a plant: “Not a plant. My wife and I were in line because my 6-week-old baby cannot be vaccinated. Caregivers for parents with children under 6 months are one of the priority groups. That's the sole reason that I was there.”
Could it just be a coincidence? Well yes it could be, but really what are the odds that the CBC would just happen to choose one of their former employees and current Ignatieff staffer out of a line up of hundreds of people to interview?
Time to buy a lottery ticket I guess.
CBC Twitter on the subject can be seen here. But does Mr. Sakamoto have any responsibility here to identify himself as a CBC employee (on leave?) I would think that CBC policy or their code of conduct would say that the answer is yes