Have you noticed lately that Terry Lake seems to be getting all the ink, while Kevin Krueger is missing in action? When infrastructure money was announced, it was Lake who spoke on behalf of both of them, for example. That seems to be the way it is with a lot of things.
Likewise, Lake has been much more visible at public events than Krueger has.
People are noticing, and wondering. There are probably a couple of reasons for this.
One is that Krueger is in cabinet; Lake is not. This provides an excellent opportunity for Krueger to attend to cabinet duties while Lake takes care of a lot of the public-appearance stuff.
Second reason could be that Krueger doesn’t need profile, Lake does. The former mayor hasn’t yet carved out a niche for himself and needs the attention more than Krueger.
As an aside, Lake was there sans Krueger at the annual Canadian Home Builders Association gala on Saturday night, and what a pleasant change it was in a non-election year. At last year’s do, Lake spent his mike time pretty much endorsed mayoral candidate Peter Milobar, while Claude Richmond trashed the NDP at some length.
This time, Lake stuck to the agenda, avoiding the partisan stuff. Milobar, as usual, was low key but jocular and on topic.