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Citizens' Assembly Staff Profile

Don MacLachlan

Associate Director of Communication
Phone: 604-660-1207Fax: 604-660-1236
Don joined the assembly staff in August 2003 after taking early retirement from Pacific Newspaper Group Inc. (The Vancouver Sun and The Province) in Vancouver.

As director of communications with PNG, Don was responsible for all aspects of internal and external communication, including producing a regular corporate newsletter and acting as a public spokesperson for the company.

Prior to moving into corporate communications, Don worked in The Province newsroom, including four years as managing editor.  In total, he worked more than 33 years as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and news agencies.

As well as working in communications, Don managed the Assembly's website operations. He was the founding editor of The Vancouver Sun and Province websites, and also acted as director of communications for Hollinger Digital in Vancouver from 1999-2000.

He is a past president of the Canadian Public Relations Society (Vancouver) and remains on its board.  He and his wife, Barbara Sigerson, are partners in Clarity Communications Inc., a Vancouver public relations consultancy.

At home, Don has almost completed a book about England’s King Richard III (Did he really murder the Two Little Princes in the Tower?) and has three other books in mind.  He also belongs to Sherlock Holmes societies in England and Canada, and is a founding member of the Scottish Tartans Authority.
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