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Fisheries Minister Tootoo hires chief of staff, Heritage Minister Joly hires Carr as director

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Ben Carr, son of new Liberal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, is now director of parliamentary affairs to Canadian Heritage Miniser Mélanie Joly.

Clockwise from top left: Ben Carr has been hired by Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly; former Harper press secretary Catherine Loubier has a new job with Citoyen Optimum; David Clements is communications director to Health Minister Jane Philpott; George Young is chief of staff to the Fisheries and Oceans Minister; Jennifer Austin is director of communications to the Democratic Institutions Minister; Jesse Kancir is a policy adviser to Ms. Philpott; and Peter Cleary is her director of parliamentary affairs. Photographs courtesy of LinkedIn

Former Liberal party national director George Young has been recruited to serve as chief of staff to Fisheries and Oceans Minister Hunter Tootoo, Hill Climbers has learned. Mr. Young, who started last week, was until recently, working for the City of Ottawa as a strategic support coordinator and is a former communications director for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. He has a long history with the Liberal Party, dating back to the early 1990s when he was executive director of

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