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HILL CLIMBERS
Ministers Hehr and Carr bulk up offices, hire policy directors

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr hired Mike Rau as a policy director for his ministerial office, and Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr has hired Paul McCarthy as his policy director.


  
Sajjan hires former Vancouver police partner

  
Ministers Duclos, Duncan, Chagger hire chiefs of staff

  
More Liberal chiefs of staff named, but handful of ministers still without

Immigration and Refugee Minister John McCallum hires chief of staff Mathieu Bélanger.


  
Minister Lebouthillier hires chief, Morneau and Philpott also staff up

National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier has hired Quebec Liberal staffer Josée Guilmette to serve as her chief of staff.


  
Slate of new chiefs hired, including Dupont, Surkes

Marc Roy, former communications director to Liberal Senate leader James Cowan, is now Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s D. Comms.


  
Transport, Natural Resources ministers hire chiefs of staff

Meanwhile, Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna has added another staffer to her ministerial team.


  
Defence minister Sajjan hires Bohunicky as chief of staff

New Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan also hires Renée Filiatrault as his director of communications.


  
Morneau’s office taking shape, Keller back with Tories

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is making some headway in staffing up his new ministerial office, with at least four positions assigned.


  
Liberals flooded with 22,000 resumés, still hiring Cabinet staffers: Hill Climbers

  
‘The role reversal took a couple of weeks to get used to’: staffer on winning boss’s seat

  
‘Long line’ of Liberals looking to get on the Hill with hundreds of new staff to be hired

  
‘People will chase you off their lawns, people will invite you in for coffee, it all depends’

Some former Hill staffers shed light on the world of door knocking.


  
Legion of volunteers ‘essential’ to all political campaigns

‘Campaigns are primarily executed by volunteers, and we’re talking in high numbers,’ says Robin MacLachlan.


  
More staffers hit the campaign trail

Melissa Lantsman, Meagan Murdoch and Rebecca Rogers are all working in the Conservative Party’s war room.


  
Four weeks into 2015 campaign and many staff still in ministers’ offices: sources

The 78-day campaign could mean more staffers are staying on the payroll until after Labour Day.


  
The people in Conservative Party’s Ottawa war room

  
Some 20 PMO staffers on leave, election called

  
Pigott leaves post as PMO’s market research director, nine PMO staffers on leave

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt’s director of policy and stakeholder relations, Michael Beaton, leaves for a new gig as director of corporate affairs for Rogers Communications.


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
MPs party under the stars, B.C. politicos come to Ottawa Feb. 8, 2016

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Party Under the Stars was held on Feb. 3 at Ottawa City Hall. Conservative MPs Erin O'Toole and Steven Blaney dancing with performer Jully Black. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Party Under the Stars organizer Cheri Elliott, National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Mr. Sajjan and Ms. Elliott.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Environics' Louis Charles Roy, Greg MacEachern, and their newest hire Chris McCluskey.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa city councillor Jody Mitic.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP James Bezan.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Rob Nicholson. 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Peter Kent.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Jully Black with emcee of the evening Sarah Freemark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The crowd inside the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Feb. 3.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

B.C. Liberal MPs at Wednesday's reception.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal MPs Joyce Murray, Sukh Dhaliwal, and Hedy Fry with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Harjit Sajjan and Sukh Dhaliwal.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

B.C. Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido and Premier Christy Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal B.C. MP Hedy Fry.

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