B.C. Premier Christy Clark’s latest top-dog Conservative additions considered an effort to build up ‘Conservative credentials’ in the decision- and policy-making processes of the party.
Karine Rossignol is the Bloc Québécois’ new press secretary, but Christian Paquin will continue to handle media requests for the Parliamentary caucus.
Talk on the Hill has been inundated with speculation over where Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his majority-governing Conservatives will look next in addressing Canada’s financial woes—and the public service pension remains on the cutting board.
Bradley Nazar joined Keith Ashfield’s office about two weeks ago, replaces John-David Bridges.
PMO press secretary Sarah MacIntyre writes a farewell message to friends and colleagues on her Facebook page.
Ken Boessenkool is expected to start as Christy Clark’s chief of staff on Feb. 15.
John Anderson, who used to work at the Canadian Cooperative Association, starts his new job on Jan. 23.
Sean Speer now serving as the PM’s senior economic policy adviser.
Environment Minister Peter Kent currently has no communications staff in his ministerial office.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s chief of staff Garry Keller needs a kidney.
Melissa Lantsman departs as director of communications to Environment Minister Peter Kent.
Alykhan Velshi is back, this time in the PMO, and new PM adviser André Bachand is officially now on the PMO roster too.
Human Resources Minister Diane Finley has promoted Ann Matejicka to chief of staff; meanwhile, Gary Toft leaves his director position in Minister Goodyear’s office to become Minister of State for Transport Steven Fletcher’s new chief of staff.
Former Canadian Press reporter Karine Fortin is the NDP’s new deputy director of communications. A number of Cabinet ministers have hired new assistants to their ministerial offices and Labour Minister Raitt has dolled out some promotions.
The NDP has been busy with staffing matters over recent weeks. After restructuring their Whip’s office, the party is continuing to add new faces to their research bureau. Most recently, two new deputy directors.
William Stairs bids the Hill farewell, starts new job as CEO of Delta Media.
Rona Ambrose, Leona Aglukkaq, John Baird, and Peter Penashue all have new directors in their ministerial offices.
Aliya Mohamed has been promoted to the position of manager of tour advance to the Prime Minister.
Celyeste Power started her new job in the PMO recently.