Public Works Minister Diane Finley now has three communications staff in her ministerial office, led by director of communications Alyson Queen.
Adam Blinick, who recently served as deputy chief of staff for policy to Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, is no longer working on Parliament Hill.
Former Hill staffer Codie Taylor and Jacques Labrie have returned to do communications for Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and International Development Minister Christian Paradis, respectively.
Samuel Coates has been hired as a communications adviser to Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and will focus on digital communications.
Jeremy Hunt, the PMO’s director of stakeholder relations and outreach, also the PMO’s director of the executive office.
Rodney MacDonald has been hired a manager of strategic communications in the Prime Minister’s Office.
Stakeholder relations adviser Stephen Staley is Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s new executive assistant.
Conservative Party operations director Jenni Byrne returns to PMO as deputy chief of staff.
A number of PMO staffers have recently been hired to ministerial offices, including the offices of Heritage Minister Glover, Citizenship Minister Alexander and Infrastructure Minister Lebel.
‘It’s another person who can look forward towards 2015 and all the work that needs to be done on the party side and how the party presents itself,’ says Tim Powers.
Almost every Cabinet minister now has a chief of staff in place, and some staff have moved offices despite being unaffected by the ministerial shuffle.
While many staffers remain in a state of flux following the Cabinet shuffle, Hill Climbers has learned of a number of changes to the ministerial chiefs of staff roster.
Caucus press secretary Lyne Robichaud will be leaving the OLO to work for the Egg Farmers of Canada on July 30.
Still no word on a new chief of staff for Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty needs a new director of communications.
And former chief of staff to the Liberal leader Jeremy Broadhurst recently took over the role of Liberal Party national director.