Maclean Kay has been on both sides of the scrum. As a journalist, he was a feature columnist in the Times Colonist and Calgary Herald, and his work appeared across Canada in the National Post, Globe and Mail, and as a producer with CBC Newsworld.

In between, Maclean spent seven years working in the BC legislature, including five-plus years as former premier Christy Clark’s speechwriter. In all that time, he never left the basement.

Maclean lives in Victoria with his wife and son.