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The Top 100 Most Powerful and Influential People in Government and Politics in 2016: List

By Mark Burgess      


  1. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
  2. Katie Telford, chief of staff to the Prime Minister
  3. Gerald Butts, principal secretary to the Prime Minister
  4. Government House Leader Dominic LeBlanc
  5. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains
  6. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne
  7. Finance Minister Bill Morneau
  8. Treasury Board President Scott Brison
  9. Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion
  10. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale
  11. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould
  12. Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose
  13. Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna
  14. Jeremy Broadhurst, deputy chief of staff and deputy principal secretary in the PMO
  15. Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council Office
  16. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum
  17. International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland
  18. Mike McNair, PMO director of policy
  19. Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations
  20. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan
  21. Yaprak Baltacıoğlu, Treasury Board Secretary
  22. Kate Purchase, PMO Communications Director
  23. Richard Maksymetz, chief of staff to the Finance minister
  24. Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin
  25. Jonathan Vance, Chief of Defence Staff

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