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Cabinet staffing continues, further chief of staff changes

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Former foreign service officer Vincent Garneau is now director of parliamentary affairs to International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland.

Further chief of staff changes have taken place in ministerial offices of late, with Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould both changing chiefs. Kirsten Mercer is no longer chief of staff to Ms. Wilson-Raybould. Ms. Mercer, a former senior justice policy adviser to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and a former associate with Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, was hired to serve as Ms. Wilson-Raybould’s chief of staff back in November. Maxime Dea, meanwhile,

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