Chris Woodcock has left Parliament Hill and is no longer chief of staff to Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford.
And Prime Minister Stephen Harper hires another speechwriter, Derek Shelly.
Paul Terrien, former speechwriter to then PM Brian Mulroney, has been hired to work in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office.
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.
Jonathan Aitchison joins straight from the office of International Cooperation Minister Christian Paradis.
Joe Oliver has been on the hunt for a press secretary since taking over Finance in March.
Transport Minister Lisa Raitt has hired a new chief of staff Nick Pappalardo after Doug Smith left on May 23.
PMO policy adviser Greg McFarlane has moved over to become Chief of Staff to Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt.
Labour and Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch is in need of a new chief of staff.
Dan Nowlan, who most recently worked for CIBC, is now in charge of Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s office.
Ted Laking is now director of communications to the Environment Minister, and he’s not the only staffing change that’s taken place in the office.
Mike White has followed Joe Oliver to his new office as Finance minister as director of policy.
After 20 years, longtime executive assistant to Grit leader Justin Trudeau Louis-Alexandre Lanthier is leaving the Hill.
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.
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.
U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, right, and his wife, Vicki, were all smiles at hosting their first Fourth of July bash in Ottawa. Some 3,000 guest attended. The mood was good and there was a lot of dancing, eating, and chatting.
Vicki and Bruce Heyman. The dress code was summer whites. The atmosphere was light and lovely.
Bluesky's Susan Smith, Ottawa University's Robert Asselin, and Bluesky's Tim Barber.
House of Commons protocol's Elizabeth Rody and Jane Kennedy.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce President Perrin Beatty, wearing a nice summer hat.
The National Arts Centre's Peter Herndorff and Rosemary Thompson.
Sisters, Maggie Creskey, left, and Hill Times publisher Anne Marie Creskey.
The guests on the front lawn of the U.S. ambassador's official residence in Ottawa's swishy Rockcliffe neighbourhood, high up above the Ottawa River.
Shaw's Alayne Crawford and Gary Clement, senior manager of GR at TD Bank (Toronto).
CCCE's Ailish Campbell, Ekos' Frank Graves, Amgen's Kim Furlong, and H&K's Jackie King.
Environics' Greg MacEachern, CPAC's Natalie LeMay-Calcutt, and Shaw's Jim Patrick.
CommuniquéDirect's Nick Masciantonio and MDA's Leslie Swartman.
Postmedia News columnist Andrew Coyne and Global TV News reporter Laura Stone.
Former Liberal MP Martha Hall Findlay, right, and a friend.