Jennifer Gearey has left and Mary Ann Dewey-Plante takes over as communications director.
Recent staff changes in the Prime Minister’s Office include two promotions.
Maxime Robert recently joined Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney’s office as deputy director of Parliamentary affairs.
And Transport Minister Lisa Raitt has hired Mark Bonokoski.
New PMO deputy director of issues management Nick Koolsbergen recently left National Defence Minister Jason Kenney’s office to take on the new job.
Catherine Loubier, senior adviser for Quebec in the Prime Minister’s Office, is the PMO’s new press secretary.
Tanya Wood was recently hired to work in the tour and scheduling unit in the PMO.
Paul Hong is Jason Kenney’s director policy.
After six years working in the Prime Minister’s office, Carl Vallée is leaving on March 27.
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.
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.
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.
Joel Watson is on leave from Toronto law firm Shibley Righton to work for Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O’Toole.
Jeremy Hunt is on the rise in the PMO.
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