Saturday, April 18, 2015
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HILL CLIMBERS
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

  
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.


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, April 20, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Vickers honoured at Douglas C. Frith dinner April 2, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Château Laurier Ballroom was packed on Tuesday, March 31 for the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians dinner.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The evening began with RCMP Cpl. Craig Kennedy's rendition of O Canada.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers was recognized as an honorary member of CAFP for his heroism as the Sergeant at Arms during the Oct. 22 shooting.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Peter O'Brian, Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett and Steve Paikin.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Rob Nicholson and former Liberal MP Sue Barnes.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Dean Allison.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Kevin Vickers and Conservative MP Ray Boughen.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
International Union of Operating Engineers' Steven Schumann and Canadian Labour's Nathan Rotman.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
House Deputy Speaker Joe Comartin.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Mary Dawson, Senator David Smith, and Sharon Sholzberg-Gray.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Senator Art Eggleton and Conservative MP Earl Dreeshen.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Independent MP Brent Rathgeber in conversation with TVO's Steve Paikin.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Andrew Cardozo, Pearson Centre president.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Jay Aspin and Kevin Vickers.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Lobbyist Leo Duguay.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
TVO host and author Steve Paikin gave an impassioned speech on what he's learned about the allure of public life.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE