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Former veteran Liberal staffer McClinchey reflects on his quarter-century on the Hill

By Laura Ryckewaert      

After 26 years on the Hill, Greg McClinchey, and his wife Julie, herself a 10-year veteran staffer, bade farewell to Ottawa earlier this year.

Greg and Julie McClinchey, centre, were thanked for their years of Hill work by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, before leaving in May, as well as by their now-former boss, Liberal MP Judy Sgro, right.
Photograph courtesy of Greg McClinchey

Longtime Liberal staffer Greg McClinchey marked his exit from Parliament Hill’s hallowed halls earlier this year, after 26 years in the trenches, and says while the job remains unmatched, life as a Hill staffer, and the level of guidance on offer, has come a long way. “Life on the Hill is hard. It takes your time—it’s very common to spend 15, 16, 17 hours a day, six, seven days a week [working]. Certainly during campaigns it’s even more

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