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.
Immigration and Refugee Minister John McCallum hires chief of staff Mathieu Bélanger.
National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier has hired Quebec Liberal staffer Josée Guilmette to serve as her chief of staff.
Marc Roy, former communications director to Liberal Senate leader James Cowan, is now Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s D. Comms.
Meanwhile, Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna has added another staffer to her ministerial team.
New Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan also hires Renée Filiatrault as his director of communications.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau is making some headway in staffing up his new ministerial office, with at least four positions assigned.
Some former Hill staffers shed light on the world of door knocking.
‘Campaigns are primarily executed by volunteers, and we’re talking in high numbers,’ says Robin MacLachlan.
Melissa Lantsman, Meagan Murdoch and Rebecca Rogers are all working in the Conservative Party’s war room.
The 78-day campaign could mean more staffers are staying on the payroll until after Labour Day.
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.
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.
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Party Under the Stars organizer Cheri Elliott, National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie.
Environics' Louis Charles Roy, Greg MacEachern, and their newest hire Chris McCluskey.
The crowd inside the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Feb. 3.
Liberal MPs Joyce Murray, Sukh Dhaliwal, and Hedy Fry with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.
B.C. Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido and Premier Christy Clark.