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Bélanger returns to NDP leader’s office, along with other staff changes

By Laura Ryckewaert      

The NDP caucus has bulked up its communications staff team, including the recent promotion of a new deputy director of communications.

James Smith is now an NDP caucus press secretary, and his identical twin brother, George Smith, was recently promoted to the role of deputy director of communications. Meanwhile, veteran NDP staffer Karl Bélanger is back in NDP leader Thomas Mulcair's office as principal secretary, after stepping in to replace Anne McGrath as NDP national director. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright and courtesy of Twitter

PARLIAMENT HILL—Longtime NDP staffer Karl Bélanger is back in the NDP Leader’s Office, resuming his previous role as principal secretary, meanwhile, George Smith is now deputy director of communications for the NDP on the Hill, while his identical twin brother, James Smith, recently became a new caucus press secretary. Mr. Bélanger, who is currently taking some much-needed time off since officially exiting his post as NDP national director on June 24—as recently reported by The Hill Times’ Heard

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