Friday, May 29, 2015
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HILL CLIMBERS
MacKay makes office changes to communication, policy staffers

Jennifer Gearey has left and Mary Ann Dewey-Plante takes over as communications director.


  
Citizenship Minister Alexander hires, promotes new comms directors; PMO makes staffer changes

Recent staff changes in the Prime Minister’s Office include two promotions.


  
Public Safety Minister Blaney hires new staffers

Maxime Robert recently joined Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney’s office as deputy director of Parliamentary affairs.


  
Team Trudeau: A look at Liberal research bureau and leader’s office staff

And Transport Minister Lisa Raitt has hired Mark Bonokoski.


  
New PMO deputy director for issues management, a look at NDP caucus services

New PMO deputy director of issues management Nick Koolsbergen recently left National Defence Minister Jason Kenney’s office to take on the new job.


  
Hill Climbers: Loubier promoted new PMO press secretary

Catherine Loubier, senior adviser for Quebec in the Prime Minister’s Office, is the PMO’s new press secretary.


  
New event coordinator in Prime Minister’s Office

Tanya Wood was recently hired to work in the tour and scheduling unit in the PMO.


  
Kenney, Fantino settle Defence offices

Paul Hong is Jason Kenney’s director policy.


  
Press secretary Vallée leaving PMO

After six years working in the Prime Minister’s office, Carl Vallée is leaving on March 27.


  
Blaney, O’Toole, Bergen, Raitt hire new staffers

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O’Toole, Minister of State for Social Development Candice Bergen, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, and Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander have all recently undergone communications staff changes.


  
Staff changes continue following mini-Cabinet shuffle

  
PMO D. Comms MacDonald departs for Hill and Knowlton, to be replaced by Nicol

  
NDP leader hires new communications director

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has finally hired a new director of communications for his office as leader of the official opposition, welcoming Shawn Dearn to the OLO last week.


  
Baird resigns as Foreign Affairs minister, decisions ahead for staff

John Baird shocked political Ottawa on Feb. 3 when he announced his resignation as Foreign Affairs minister and his much-lauded ministerial staff team is now in limbo.


  
Veterans Minister O’Toole hires legal services director

Joel Watson is on leave from Toronto law firm Shibley Righton to work for Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O’Toole.


  
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

  
Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, May 29, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Canadian talent centre stage at SOCAN Hill reception May 19, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
The crowd dancing and singing along to Alex Nevsky's performance, in the Aboriginal Peoples Committee room.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Liberal MP Stéphane Dion, SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, President of the SOCAN Board of Directors Stan Meissner, and SOCAN Chief Quebec Affairs Officer Geneviève Côté, pictured May 12 at the event.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Gord Brown, chair of the House Canadian Heritage Committee.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MPs Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Pierre Nantel take a selfie during the concert.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Canadian performing artist Sarah Slean.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
DFATD Director General Marcel Lebleu, Environics Communications' Louis-Charles Roy, Alex Nevsky, and ESDC's Philippe Bernier-Arcand.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Back Row: Stéphane Dion, Sarah Slean, Mr. Brown, Eric Baptiste, Pierre Nantel, Stan Meissner, James Cowan. Front Row: Marc Ouellette, Geneviève Côté, Alex Nevsky, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Gabriel Gratton.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Gabriel Gratton, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Alex Nevsky performing.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, SOCAN's Geneviève Côté, and Liberal MP Mark Eyking.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Sarah Slean and NDP MP Tyrone Benskin.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Terrence Young, SOCAN's Stan Meissner, and Eric Baptiste.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Tom Mulcair's current, and former chiefs of staff Alain Gaul and Raoul Gébert, with SOCAN's Eric Baptiste.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Sen. Cowan, Sarah Slean, and Stan Meissner.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics Communications' Alex Bushell, with NDP MPs Carol Hughes and Djaouida Sellah.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Alex Nevsky and Environics Communications' Greg MacEachern.

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