Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
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HILL CLIMBERS
Hill Climbers: Koolsbergen replaces Velshi as PMO issues management lead

Alykhan Velshi recently left the PMO and was replaced by Nick Koolsbergen.


  
Public Works Minister Finley on hunt for new D. Comms

Alyson Queen left the office last week after three years working as a communications aide to Public Works Minister Diane Finley.


  
Hill Climbers: PMO hires Hong as new appointments manager

Kennedy Hong has left the Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander’s office for a new gig in the Prime Minister’s Office as Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s new manager of appointments, Hill Climbers has learned.


  
Pavlich joins PMO as cultural comms adviser

And Amber Russell has returned to work in the PMO as an event coordinator in the tour and scheduling unit overseen by director Deborah Campbell.


  
Ministers Rickford and Aglukkaq shuffle staff

Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford has a new director of policy in his office.


  
Anglin promoted to PMO deputy chief of staff

And Kyle Mirecki has left his post as a PMO’s issues manager.


  
Minister Glover welcomes new chief of staff

  
New chief of staff, D. Comms for Goodyear

  
Minister Fast restructures office ahead of new fall session

  
Hill Climbers: Minister Leitch promotes Lydon, MacAngus back in Ambrose's ministerial office, more changes in PMO

Chris Lydon has been promoted to take over as Labour and Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch’s new chief of staff.


  
Natural Resources Minister Rickford hires chief of staff

  
Hill Climbers: Natural Resources Minister bids adieu to chief of staff

Chris Woodcock has left Parliament Hill and is no longer chief of staff to Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford.


  
Finance Minister Oliver hires new budget planning director: Hill Climbers

And Prime Minister Stephen Harper hires another speechwriter, Derek Shelly.


  
Terrien hired as PMO speechwriter

Paul Terrien, former speechwriter to then PM Brian Mulroney, has been hired to work in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office.


  
Hill Climbers: NDP looking for new deputy director of communications

A number of staffing changes have taken place in the NDP leader’s office and research bureau since Hill Climbers last checked in, including changes among staff working in Montreal.


  
Hill Climbers: Public Safety Minister Blaney hires a new policy adviser

Jonathan Aitchison joins straight from the office of International Cooperation Minister Christian Paradis.


  
Finance Minister Oliver hires new press secretary

Joe Oliver has been on the hunt for a press secretary since taking over Finance in March.


  
PMO hires new staffers after recent departures

  
Smith leaves chief of staff post to Raitt, Pappalardo hired from PMO

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt has hired a new chief of staff Nick Pappalardo after Doug Smith left on May 23.


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Earnscliffe's 25th anniversary shindig in Ottawa: Oct. 15, 2014 Oct. 20, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The crowd at Earnscliffe's 25th anniversary party on Oct. 15 at its Chambers Building office in Ottawa. About 250 people came out to the party.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch and CTV's Power Play host Don Martin.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Dan Rogers and Craig Robinson.
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Jim Patrick and Bernard Lord.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Hugh Winsor and CTV's Power Play host Don Martin.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
William Stairs.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Former prime minister Joe Clark.
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Hugh Segal, Harry Near, and Michael Robinson.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Hugh Segal and Harry Near regaled the crowd with some colourful speeches.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The crowd.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Bloomberg's Theo Argitis and Earnscliffe's Robin Sears chat inside Mr. Sears' office.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
It was a standing-room-only kind of an affair, with some guests standing in the stairway to hear the speeches upstairs.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Pollster Bruce Anderson who used to work at Earnscliffe at one time.
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Earnscliffe's Peter Harris, left, Hill & Knowlton's Elizabeth Roscoe, centre.
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Bruce Young, head of Earnscliffe's B.C. office, talks about how the West Coast office of the firm came to be.
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Kaveri Braid leads the Saskatchewan office.
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Earnscliffe's principal in Ottawa, Daniel Bernier.
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Bill Fox, one of the founders of Earnscliffe along with Harry Near and Hugh Segal, chats up the crowd.
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The Wall Street Journal's Paul Vieira.
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CIBC's director of government relations Michel Liboiron.
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NDP national director Anne McGrath.
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Earnscliffe's Michael Robinson and his children, Katie Robinson and Craig Robinson.
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Tom Clark, host of Global TV's The West Block.
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Earnscliffe principal Velma McColl shares memories from her more than 10 years with Earnscliffe.

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