Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014
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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

Minister Fast restructures office ahead of new fall session

Hill Climbers: Minister Leitch promotes Lydon, MacAngus back in Ambrose's ministerial office, more changes in PMO

Chris Lydon has been promoted to take over as Labour and Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch’s new chief of staff.

Natural Resources Minister Rickford hires chief of staff

Hill Climbers: Natural Resources Minister bids adieu to chief of staff

Chris Woodcock has left Parliament Hill and is no longer chief of staff to Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford.

Finance Minister Oliver hires new budget planning director: Hill Climbers

And Prime Minister Stephen Harper hires another speechwriter, Derek Shelly.

Terrien hired as PMO speechwriter

Paul Terrien, former speechwriter to then PM Brian Mulroney, has been hired to work in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office.

Hill Climbers: NDP looking for new deputy director of communications

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.

Hill Climbers: Public Safety Minister Blaney hires a new policy adviser

Jonathan Aitchison joins straight from the office of International Cooperation Minister Christian Paradis.

Finance Minister Oliver hires new press secretary

Joe Oliver has been on the hunt for a press secretary since taking over Finance in March.

PMO hires new staffers after recent departures

Smith leaves chief of staff post to Raitt, Pappalardo hired from PMO

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt has hired a new chief of staff Nick Pappalardo after Doug Smith left on May 23.

Hill Climbers: Anderson replaces Cardow in PMO, Trudeau hires new communications aide

PMO policy adviser Greg McFarlane has moved over to become Chief of Staff to Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt.

Miles now Oliver’s regional director

Labour and Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch is in need of a new chief of staff.

Finance Minister Oliver hires chief of staff

Dan Nowlan, who most recently worked for CIBC, is now in charge of Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s office.


Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Parliament Buildings' multi-billion-dollar renovation and construction: in photographs, by Liban Mohamed Sept. 23, 2014

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

Third year civil engineering student, Liban Mohamed, a co-op student with Public Works this summer, tweeted this photo from the West Block. This is the excavation work to construct the West Block's portion of the new underground Visitors' Welcome Centre.

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

Workers loading a fixture onto a construction elevator destined to top a chimney on the West Block's Mackenzie Tower.

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

The secret staircase inside the Mackenzie Tower is named after Alexander Mackenzie, Canada's second prime minister. Mackenzie, whose office was in West Block, was apparently leery of lobbyists and used the secret staircase as an escape route.

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

Copper roofing and metal vents near the top of the West Block's Mackenzie Tower, named after Alexander Mackenzie, Canada's second prime minister and first Liberal prime minister. Mackenzie, who was in office from 1873 to 1878, had his office in West Block. The Mackenzie Tower, the building's tallest tower, also to be completely dismantled and rebuilt as part of the restoration work.

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

Small copper-rimmed windows set to be installed on the West Block's Mackenzie Tower. The West Block is one of four Parliament Buildings under construction as part of the Public Works' multi-billion-dollar rehabilitation project. It's expected to cost $2.64-billion by 2018. West Block's renovation is expected to cost $863-million and is expected to be completed in 2018.

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

A worker wearing rubber gloves for protection is pictured cleaning West Block masonry with a toothbrush.

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

A rooftop view of the West Block's courtyard, which is currently being excavated for construction of the $115-million glass-domed infill that will be the temporary home to the House Chamber beginning in 2018.