Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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HILL CLIMBERS
Finance Minister Oliver hires policy director

Mike White has followed Joe Oliver to his new office as Finance minister as director of policy.


  
Ministerial offices continue to settle staff after shuffle

  
Longtime Trudeau aide Lanthier leaving Hill

After 20 years, longtime executive assistant to Grit leader Justin Trudeau Louis-Alexandre Lanthier is leaving the Hill.


  
Labour Minister Leitch has a new press secretary

Labour and Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch has hired a new press secretary, and a number of other staff changes have also taken place in the office.


  
Minister of State Bernier has new press secretary

With a new press secretary now on board, Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism Maxime Bernier now has four exempt political staffers on board.


  
Immigration Minister Alexander hires new staffers

  
About 300 staffers working for 26 Cabinet ministers

  
Defence Minister Nicholson has new comms team

  
Hill Climbers: Foreign Affairs Minister Baird hires new press secretary

Adam Hodge is now working on Parliament Hill as press secretary to Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird.


  
New director of budget planning in Finance Minister Flaherty’s office

  
Hill Climbers: lots of former Prime Minister’s Office staffers now working in ministerial offices

There are around 50 former PMO staffers currently working in 28 out of 38 ministerial offices.


  
Ministers of state make some staff changes

It’s Max: Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism Maxime Bernier has a new chief of staff.


  
Hill Climbers: changes in the PMO’s policy unit

With one policy adviser gone, others in the Prime Minister’s Office have shifted focus.


  
Hill Climbers: Lantsman now D. Comms to Energy Minister Oliver

Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism Maxime Bernier recently bid farewell to his chief of staff.


  
Some Hill staffers forgoing raises, refuse to sign gag order

Confidentiality agreement ‘serves only to protect reputations, squeezes rights of staff,’ says unidentified staffer


  
Treasury Board President Tony Clement hires new assistants

  
Public Works Minister Finley hires deputy press secretary

Public Works Minister Diane Finley now has three communications staff in her ministerial office, led by director of communications Alyson Queen.


  
Veterans Minister Fantino hires new staffers, Public Safety Minister Blaney bids farewell to policy lead

Adam Blinick, who recently served as deputy chief of staff for policy to Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, is no longer working on Parliament Hill.


  
Immigration Minister Alexander and International Development Minister Paradis recruit experienced communications staff

Former Hill staffer Codie Taylor and Jacques Labrie have returned to do communications for Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and International Development Minister Christian Paradis, respectively.


  
Hill hosts MP, staffer job shadowing day, students learn ‘it’s not just a 9 to 5 job’

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A platter of smoked fish.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Seal hash martinis.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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