Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
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HILL CLIMBERS
Longtime PMO tour director retires, replaced by Hunt

Jeremy Hunt is on the rise in the PMO.


  
Byrne back in PMO, Veterans Affairs Minister’s office begins to take shape after Cabinet shuffle

The Conservative Party’s top election campaign strategist Jenni Byrne will continue to keep a close eye on PMO operations as the October election nears


  
Hill Climbers: Aboriginal Affairs Minister Valcourt comms staffer joins Minister of State Yelich

  
Health Minister Ambrose hires two veteran staffers

  
Hill Climbers: PMO hires principal secretary, Fantino hires interim chief of staff

  
Nicholson hires new policy adviser, PM needs new tour manager

National Defence Minister Rob Nicholson recently hired senior policy adviser Greg MacDougall.


  
Speer back in PMO, Fast has new chief of staff

  
Hill Climbers: Storeshaw bids farewell to Ottawa

A recent update of Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander’s ministerial staff roster has revealed a number of new staffing changes.


  
Irwin back on Hill as D. Comms to Minister Finley

Public Works Minister Diane Finley bid farewell to her communications director of three years, Alyson Queen, at the beginning of October, but Hill Climbers has learned she wasn’t without a D. Comms for long thanks to the recent return of communications aide Amber Irwin from maternity leave.


  
Hill Climbers: Alykhan Velshi set to join McKinsey

Hill Climbers has confirmed that Alykhan Velshi, 30, who recently left his job as director of issues management in the Prime Minister’s Office, will be joining McKinsey & Company Canada’s Toronto office as an associate at the beginning of January.


  
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

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, February 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE