Following up to my last post, Roberta Walker is apparently the Premier's secretary.

A reader pointed out that:

"... you have to accept some blurring at that level, in the interest of efficiency if for no other reason."

So perhaps there is a more innocent explanation for this, but this does fall in that grey area. In this case the Premier was addressing his party's membership as their Party Leader, not so much the Premier.

The Premier was politicking, which Civil Servants should be excluded from. Political speeches, albeit one most likely heavily lifted form the upcoming Throne Speech, should be put together by party workers not civil servants.

But I think, after some deep soul-searching on this question, that I can let this drop.

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