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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.

New head of communications to Environment Minister Aglukkaq

Ted Laking is now director of communications to the Environment Minister, and he’s not the only staffing change that’s taken place in the office.


Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.